Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are the most common infections of the world"s poorest people, and disproportionately occur among nations and populations of strategic interest to the United States. At a recent Baker Institute Health Policy Forum event, Dr. Peter J. Hotez, fellow in disease and poverty and dean of the Baylor College of Medicine National School of Tropical Medicine, discussed the potential benefits and challenges of engaging the Middle East, Pakistan and China in science diplomacy to relieve the shared burden of NTDs.

Watch his Jan. 15, 2013, presentation above.