A leprosy colony in Delhi, India. How can donors, health organizations and advocates adapt to a new NTD map? Photo by: Erin Collins / CC BY-ND

During his nearly 30 year career in medicine, Dr. Peter Hotez has earned a reputation as a relentless researcher and advocate in the fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases.

The 57-year-old American pediatrician and professor — with his characteristic bow tie and round eyeglasses — has no shortage of titles. He is president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, founding dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and co-founder of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases. Global health colleagues know him as a sturdy champion for policies to address diseases that are, by their very title, underrepresented in global health initiatives.

Earlier this month Hotez spoke to college students on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. He told them that fighting NTDs is “like peeling away the layers of an onion.”

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