Blog: March 2019

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World Autism Awareness Day: Vaccines did not cause Rachel’s autism

Monday, 1 April 2019

Peter Hotez MD PhD is Professor of Paediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology, and Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas, USA. He is also an RSTMH Honorary Fellow. 

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The BCG vaccine works, so why do we need new TB vaccines?

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Dr Rebecca Harris and Professor Richard White, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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A world free of TB is possible by 2045, new report says

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Ahead of World TB Day on 24 March, The Lancet Commission on Tuberculosis has published findings that estimate the savings from averting a TB death are three times the costs and may be much greater

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Mosquito-killing drug reduced malaria episodes by a fifth among children

Thursday, 14 March 2019

First evidence that repeated mass administration of ivermectin can reduce malaria incidence in children aged five or younger without an increase in adverse events for the wider population given the drug.

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RSTMH announces Professor Dame Sally Davies as Honorary Fellow

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

We are delighted to announce Professor Dame Sally Davies (pictured below), Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Medical Advisor to the UK government, as our latest annual RSTMH Honorary Fellow.

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Striving for gender equity in the fight against neglected tropical diseases

Friday, 8 March 2019

Maureen Kelly, Senior Data Analytics Manager, USAID’s ENVISION Project, RTI International
Daniel Cohn, Senior Program Manager, USAID’s Act to End NTDs | West Program, FHI 360

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Mycetoma: “a scar on the human conscience”

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Last week I was lucky to be invited to attend and speak at the sixth International Conference on Mycetoma in Khartoum, Sudan.