Growing vaccine resistance in Texas: A policy opportunity to involve doctors and protect children

Increasing vaccination rates throughout the state will help prevent future outbreaks of preventable diseases, which require millions of dollars for emergency response measures and compromise public and personal health. Reforming school-entry vaccination exemption policies will maximize public health benefits, cut health care costs and uphold personal liberties through increased informed consent. Continue Reading

Combating NTDs through early education, detection and prevention: An interactive activity for sixth-grade children

Educating children about neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) through interactive role-play activities is an effective way to raise awareness about NTDs, encourage early detection and treatment for these diseases, and decrease transmission. NTDs are a group of diseases that severely affect the world’s “bottom billion.” Approximately one billion people are currently infected with one or more NTDs, while another billion are at direct risk of becoming infected.
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