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Cross-border partnership towards achieving control and elimination of NTDs
Dengue viruses can cause a range of conditions from asymptomatic infection, self-limiting febrile illness, potentially fatal plasma leakage syndrome to severe neurologic, cardiac, renal or other organ dysfunction.
As part of our five-year strategy, we are encouraging those working in and interested in tropical medicine and global health to start research into an aspect of this field that interests them.
How do you treat a disease where the number of people affected is not known, diagnosis and prevention are very difficult, and the cause remains unclear?
Population displacement is common and increasing. As of mid-2019, the World Health Organization estimates that 65 million people are forcibly displaced around the globe.
This World Population Day, we look at the vaccine coverage for Lebanese citizens and Syrian refugees in Lebanon and the impact that such a proportionally huge number of refugees is having on the health system there.
Vaccine hesitancy is complex and context specific and varies according to time, place and vaccine of interest.
RSTMH has a long history of being supported by volunteers. In the early days of the Society, voluntary roles helped coordinate the office and formed the Council, who were responsible for governing the Society.
In this profile, we interviewed our first Early Careers Trustee, Sarah Rafferty. Sarah joined our Board in September 2018 and is undertaking a PhD in Geography at Cambridge University.
Nurses have a good social contract with society: we are trusted, we are known for our compassion, we care for people at the most vulnerable times of their lives, we are there at the beginning of a life and the end of it.
A short while ago, we were lucky enough to be visited at RSTMH by Dr Edith Waldmann, who has been a Fellow of the Society for more than 65 years.
MSF Scientific Days bring together researchers, practitioners, academics and patient representatives each year to catalyse improvements in the quality of care provided to patients and populations at risk.