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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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Tackling disease: new vaccines innovation centre launch

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Over 1.8 billion people died from tuberculosis and malaria in 2016.

This alarming statistic highlights the need for better, faster and more cost effective vaccines.

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Experts warn of a surge in vector-borne diseases as humanitarian crisis in Venezuela worsens

Friday, 22 February 2019

The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is accelerating the re-emergence of vector-borne diseases such as malaria, Chagas disease, dengue and Zika virus, and threatens to jeopardise public health gains in the country over the past two decades, warn leading public health experts in a paper pu

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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.

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The original "seven-year itch" – coming to an infestation near you!

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Dr Michael Head is a Senior Research Fellow, based in the Clinical Informatics Research Unit at the University of Southampton.

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Malaria diagnostic resistance: implications for endemic regions and global treatment programmes

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Matthew Spencer is a fifth-year medical student from UCL who is interested in a career in infectious diseases and tropical health.

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