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Water, sanitation and hygiene for all means health for all

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Helen Hamilton is Senior Policy Analyst for Health and Hygiene at WaterAid

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Getting citizen scientists in the zone with drug discovery

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Dr Adam P. Roberts

Department of Parasitology, Research Centre for Drugs and Diagnostics, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK

Drug resistance is a major challenge to healthcare systems across the world.

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Professor Sir Brian Greenwood announced as Editor-in-Chief of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s journal, Transactions

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) has announced Professor Sir Brian Greenwood, Manson Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, as the Editor-in-Chief of our journal,

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New precision maps raise the stakes for African leaders and their communities

Friday, 2 March 2018

By Dr Simon I. Hay

“Without good data, we’re flying blind. If you can’t see it, you can’t solve it.”

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Rare Disease Day and neglected tropical diseases

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Emily Walsh is Community Outreach Director for the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. 

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This disease kills half the people it infects. So why isn’t more being done?

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Melioidosis is a bacterial infection that quietly causes thousands of deaths each year. Meet the doctor who made it his mission to make the world take notice.

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Where are we in the fight against onchocerciasis or river blindness?

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

To mark the publication of the one-off supplement of our journal International Health titled “Onchocerciasis: The Beginning of the End”, Dr Adrian Hopkins MBE, an ophthalmologist, NTDs expert and RSTMH Member, gives his view on

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Wormy people: why some people are wormier than others

Monday, 12 February 2018

Gwendoline Deslyper received her undergraduate degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences from University College Ghent in Belgium. She then completed a MSc in Immunology and Global Health from Maynooth University, Ireland where she came top of her class.

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WHO strategy to eradicate yaws should be revised to achieve elimination, study suggests

Thursday, 8 February 2018

First evidence of antibiotic resistance in yaws bacteria highlights need for robust vigilance and improved laboratory surveillance.