PUBLIC HEALTH AND PREVENTATIVE STRATEGIES: wear shoes, fertilize without night soil, general sanitation projects.

  • 1915 - Rockefeller Commission merges with international health board to spread Rockefeller’s prevention work in Puerto Rico to other tropical countries with hookworm prevalence. The work was successful by stressing general hygiene and contributed to the control of many other diseases (Foster 88)


  • 2000 - Funded by the $18 million donation by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Albert B. Sabin Vaccine Institute collaborates with George Washington University Medical Center to begin genetically engineering a vaccine for hookworm. The lead researcher is Peter Hotez, MD, PhD.

Building a latrine

Source: http://info.med.yale.edu/pediat/PedID/Cappello/Labsite/gallery.html