Blue Marble Health: A Plan to Fight Diseases of Poverty amid Wealth
The largest problem with poverty related diseases is not due to lack of resources, its due to a lack of awareness. The places that could be impacted the most by addressing these diseases is not in the 3rd world, but in G-20 countries.
Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine
Professor, Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology
Head, Section of Pediatric Tropical Medicine Baylor College of Medicine T
exas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics
Director, Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development
Baker Institute Fellow in Disease and Poverty, Rice University
University Professor, Baylor University
Co-Editor-in-Chief, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Chair,
Technical Advisory Board, END Fund
Development of a vaccine for the more than 400 million people suffering from hookworm infection in the world today. Vaccine currently in phase 1 clinical trials in Brazil and Gabon.