Blog: February 2018

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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.

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What causes a million deaths a year?

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Dr Michael Head is a Senior Research Fellow, Research Investments in Global Health study at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton. 

What causes a million deaths a year? Now, there’s a question.

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Mentoring at RSTMH: Interview with Professor Diana Lockwood

Monday, 5 February 2018

Sarah Marzouk, RSTMH's Digital Communications Manager, interviewed Professor Diana Lockwood in December 2017.