South-South cooperation: Protecting indigenous peoples from NTDs

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.

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About the author

  • Mirta Roses Periago

    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.