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Editorial

A Global Fund to Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases: Is the G8 Hokkaido Toyako 2008 Summit Ready?

  • Peter J. Hotez mail,

    PHotez@gwu.edu or mtmpjh@gwumc.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine, The George Washington University and Sabin Vaccine Institute, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • David H. Molyneux,

    Affiliation: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Alan Fenwick,

    Affiliation: Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

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  • Lorenzo Savioli,

    Affiliation: Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Tsutomu Takeuchi

    Affiliation: Department of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Published: March 26, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000220

About the Authors

Peter J. Hotez
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine, The George Washington University and Sabin Vaccine Institute, Washington, D.C., United States of America
David H. Molyneux
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Alan Fenwick
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Lorenzo Savioli
Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Tsutomu Takeuchi
Department of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

PJH, DHM, and AF are founding members of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Disease Control. PJH is an inventor on U.S. Patent 7,303,752 B2 (issued December 4, 2007) entitled “Hookworm vaccine.” DHM is supported by the UK Department for International Development and GlaxoSmithKline, and participates in the Mectizan Expert Committee/Albendazole Coordination meetings, which are supported by Merck and Co. and GlaxoSmithKline. AF is Director of the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, which is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. DHM and AF are on the Editorial Board of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.