by Hotez P. and Pecoul B. PLoS Negl Trop Dis, May 2010, 4(5):e 718.
Summary: The "manifesto" is meant to mobilise the global community to increase financial support for Neglected Tropical Diseases. All NTDs are "tool ready" but also "tool deficient" as for many diseases tools are suboptimal, incomplete or inadequate. Thus, increased investments in R&D are urgently needed. The eight-point "manifesto" published as an editorial in PLoS NTDs is co-authored by Peter Hotez, President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, and Bernard Pécoul, Executive Director of DNDi.