The new Health and Human Services secretary and NTDs

"Neglected diseases affect not only health but also a person's or family's economic potential through adverse effects on worker productivity, child development, and pregnancy," writes Peter Hotez, fellow in disease and poverty, in his latest blog about the new Health and Human Services secretary, Sylvia Mathews Burwell. "It would therefore be exciting to see the new HHS Secretary call for a comprehensive program to address America's neglected infections."

Read the full April 18, 2014, article here.