Developing and financing neglected disease vaccines in our new era of "blue marble health" and the anthropocene epoch.

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Vaccine 2017 09 3;35(40):5403-5405. Epub 2017 Mar 3.

Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology and Microbiology, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA; James A Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA; Department of Biology, Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA; Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA. Electronic address:

New findings of widespread neglected diseases among the poor living in wealthy group of 20 (G20) economies and the concept of "blue marble health" offer innovative mechanisms for financing urgently new vaccines, especially for vector-borne neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). This approach could complement or parallel a recently suggested global vaccine development fund for pandemic threats.

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September 2017
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