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Editorial

The Neglected Tropical Diseases and Their Devastating Health and Economic Impact on the Member Nations of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference

  • Peter J. Hotez mail

    mtmpjh@gwumc.edu

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

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  • Published: October 27, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000539
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Author

Peter J. Hotez
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D. C., United States of America
Peter J. Hotez
Sabin Vaccine Institute, Washington, D. C., United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mtmpjh@gwumc.edu

Competing Interests

PJH is a co-founder of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Disease Control and President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute. He is an inventor on U.S. Patent 7,303,752 B2 (issued December 4, 2007) entitled “Hookworm vaccine.”