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River Blindness (onchocerciasis) is a parasitic disease transmitted by the black fly. Unlike many other NTDs, it is not related to access to water and sanitation but simply to living close to a river where the flies breed.
As we enter the third month of COVID-19, I wanted to share a few personal reflections.
Response from our members and Fellows what they felt RSTMH should be doing to help the global efforts to tackle COVID-19.
With the concerns over SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus at the front of our minds- we’re seeing unprecedented global political attention on the importance of handwashing and the crisis we face in lack of access to clean water, decent toilet and hygiene promotion.
Dr Aravindan on early career research and the cost of filariasis to women in rural India.
Professor Alan Fenwick about the last 60 years of NTDs
I’m delighted to share with you an overview of the participation of the Sudanese women in creating change and being part of a nation-wide upraising.
Professor Ann Ashworth reflects on global nutrition and life as a woman in science.
Update about our small grants programme by Tamar Ghosh, RSTMH CEO
I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Professor Tumani Corrah KBE MRG.
Professor Jimmy Whitworth on coronavirus and preparing in LMICs
Leprosy is an important Neglected Tropical Disease with approximately 200,000 new confirmed infections each year. Hear about four outstanding scientists who've worked on treatments for leprosy and associated disabilities since the 20th century.