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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.
Looking back on the history of the Society and celebrate early women pioneers in tropical medicine and global health
Adebisi Yusuff Adebayo is an RSTMH Student Ambassador from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and the Associate Director for Research at Global Health Focus. He attended the maiden edition of Planetary Health Conference in Banjul, The Gambia in January 2020.
For Women and Girls in Science Day we asked women RSTMH members about their careers in tropical medicine and what advice they would give to their younger selves – and other female scientists - just starting out in the field.
What causes a million deaths a year? Now, there’s a question. And noting the wide confidence intervals that surround mortality estimates, there would be a few options open to you as answers. Tuberculosis would be a reasonable response, as would AIDS. You’d be way out if you suggested malaria or diarrhoea, despite the significant health burdens they still pose.
I was, in fact, thinking of pneumonia. Some might find this surprising, some might nod and say, “yes, I knew that”. Either way, for such a high-burden disease – most of the estimated 920,000 annual deaths reported by a 2017 Save the Children publication are in young children in resource-poor settings – pneumonia remains strangely low-profile.
A captivating schistomiaisis board game for school children living in endemic communities.
A rapidly developing outbreak.
Dr Malecela's visit to The Leprosy Mission Trust India [TLMTI] Hospital