Blog: January 2018

node teaser

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Rapid spread of multidrug-resistant malaria in southeast Asia demands urgent action

Friday, 2 February 2018

Genetic surveillance should be incorporated into malaria control programmes to improve treatment and reduce risk of drug-resistant major outbreaks.

node teaser

RSTMH announces call for applications for the Robert Cochrane Fund for Leprosy

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

To mark World Leprosy Day, we are opening a call for applications for the remaining £1,000 of the Robert Cochrane Fund for Leprosy.

The funding is to be awarded to further research in the field of leprosy and in honour of Robert Cochrane, the eminent leprologist.

node teaser

World Leprosy Day: Hansen’s Disease in questions and numbers

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Leprosy or Hansen’s Disease is still shrouded in myth. It’s an ancient disease that many believe to be extinct, but around 210,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.

node teaser

Social health insurance schemes in Africa leave out the poor

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Ama Pokuaa Fenny is a Research Fellow with the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economics Research at the University of Ghana. Her current research areas include finding synergies to integrate governmental policies into service delivery systems in Ghana.

node teaser

RSTMH announces exciting changes to travel scholarships and small grants

Monday, 8 January 2018

This new year brings a lot of exciting developments for the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.