More Than 1 Billion Suffer From Neglected Tropical Diseases Baylor College of Medicine is working to solve global health problems. Photo credit: Olivier Asselin, courtesy of Sabin Vaccine Institute. Education Through our educational programs, current and future scientists, doctors, and policymakers are learning about all facets of tropical medicine. Laboratory Research Our researchers are working to develop drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines to treat and prevent the world's most prevalent diseases. Policy and Advocacy The National School of Tropical Medicine works to bring attention to neglected tropical diseases, largely ignored because so many of their victims are among the poorest people in the world. Clinical National School of Tropical Medicine clinicians diagnose and treat patients with tropical diseases at our clinics and in the field (pictured: Strongyloides stercoralis magnified x 400).