As human populations grow, we live in closer contact with animals, giving more opportunities for diseases to spread. Deforestation and intensive farming disrupt our environment and habitats and also provide new opportunities for diseases to pass between humans and animals.
Dr Caroline Harper, the Chief Executive of UK-based NGO Sightsavers, has been selected by the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) as the winner of the first Hemingway Award.
Naomi Riithi is an RSTMH member and a Kenyan graduate student at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) registered at Kenyatta University for a Master of Science in Applied Medical Entomology.
This week we were delighted to attend a meeting to recognise the UK Government Department for International Development’s (DFID) flagship neglected tropical disease (NTDs) programme, ASCEND at the UK Houses of Parliament.