Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development

Texas Children's Hospital, located in Houston, Texas, is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to create a healthier future for children and women throughout our global community by leading in patient care, education and research. 

Texas Children's Hospital’s Section of Pediatric Tropical Medicine is the home of Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, which works in partnership with The National School of Tropical Medicine (NSTM) at Baylor College of Medicine.

Our research laboratories are dedicated to advance comprehensive research and development programs for a new generation of drugs, diagnostics and vaccines for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and neglected infections of poverty, as well as fundamental and applied research against these diseases.

Over the past 17 years Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, which   operates as a Product Development Partnership, has led the development of new vaccines to combat NTDs. Through the activities of the PDP, a human hookworm vaccine is in phase 1 clinical trials as is a schistosomiasis vaccine. Vaccines against leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, and other soil-transmitted helminths are in development.