Blog: August 2018

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In praise of a portfolio career

Thursday, 30 August 2018

By Adrian Longstaffe PhD BVetMed MRCVS MBACP and long-standing RSTMH member

“We know what we are but not what we may be…” Shakespeare – Hamlet Act IV

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The B!RTH Project: exclusive offer for RSTMH members

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

By Lucy Halton, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

The B!RTH Project – a unique fusion of science and theatre – is delighted to invite RSTMH members to an evening of theatre and debate this 4 October at the Wellcome Collection in London.

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World Mosquito Day and Sir Ronald Ross

Friday, 17 August 2018

World Mosquito Day, observed annually on 20 August, is a commemoration of British doctor Sir Ronald Ross's discovery in 1897 that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.

On his discovery, he declared that 20 August should be, from then on, known as World Mosquito Day.

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The road to eliminating lymphatic filariasis by 2020

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

By Hayley Mableson, CNTD Country Programme Manager (Bangladesh and Tanzania) 

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Asian lineage of Zika virus confirmed in a microcephaly case from Angola

Thursday, 9 August 2018

A case of a newborn with microcephaly and other characteristic abnormalities associated with congenital Zika virus syndrome was linked by laboratory tests (a positive nucleic acid test) to Zika virus (Asian lineage) infection for the first time in Angola.

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Exclusive use of our office space for RSTMH members

Monday, 6 August 2018

We are now offering our meeting and office facilities for our members and partners to use.

As a charity, we are making these available to our friends for a suggested donation.