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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.

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