Dr. Mirta Roses Periago was director of the Pan American Health Organization from 2003 to 2013. A specialist in epidemiology and infectious diseases, she previously worked for the World Health Organization and is now special envoy for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa account for more than 30 percent of the world's children at risk for intestinal worm infections. How can they work together to develop a concrete action plan for cooperation against NTDs? Dr. Mirta Roses Periago shares insight in this guest column.
Developing and emerging countries can share knowledge, exchange best practices and pursue joint projects to generate tangible solutions to development challenges. A guest opinion by Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, former head of the Pan-American Health Organization.