Neglected Tropical Disease (NTDs) are a group of treatable and preventable diseases that continue to affect over 1.5 billion of the world's most impoverished, marginalised people living in remote communities. Despite their prevalence, they get little attention or coverage.
Healthcare access and quality improved globally from 2000-2016 due in part to large gains seen in many low and middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, according to the latest data from the
It’s such an honour to be able to award funding to worthy research projects and feel like RSTMH is making a difference to people’s careers and hopefully the field of tropical medicine and global health.
Lord Nigel Crisp is the Co-chair of the Nursing Now campaign. He was Chief Executive of the NHS in England and Permanent Secretary of the Department of Heath from 2000 to 2006. Follow him on Twitter @lordnigelcrisp.