Tommy Thompson Wednesday 16th July 2008 On the heels of the G-8 leaders commitment to raise awareness and support efforts to eliminate neglected tropical diseases impacting more than one billion people worldwide, Former Secretary Tommy Thompson addressed the media, announcing his new role in the global and domestic fight against neglected tropical diseases. Thompson was joined by Dr. Peter Hotez executive director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases. At the National Press Club Washington DC, USA
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