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Professor Stephen Hawking delivers keynote speech on NTDs

23 January 2018

In his speech, Professor Hawking highlighted the work and legacy of his father, Dr Frank Hawking who, in the 1950s, was one of the first people to conduct research into and develop treatment for an NTD known as lymphatic filariasis (LF). The preventative chemotherapy drug diethylcarbamazine (DEC) which he developed, is still widely used today.