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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.



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