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Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is one of the widest used childhood vaccines. It is delivered to more than 100 million neonates globally each year
We are delighted to announce Professor Dame Sally Davies (pictured below), Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Medical Advisor to the UK government, as our latest annual RSTMH Honorary Fellow.
Happy International Women’s Day! The theme of this year’s celebration is "Balance for Better", recognising that gender balance in all aspects of society can help build a world where everyone – regardless of gender – can thrive.
On the last day of February, Rare Disease Day is celebrated around the world to bring a greater awareness to conditions that often escape notice. In Europe, a disease is considered rare when it impacts less than 1 in 2,000 people, while the US defines them as affecting fewer than 200,000 Americans at one time.
Over 1.8 billion people died from tuberculosis and malaria in 2016.
This alarming statistic highlights the need for better, faster and more cost effective vaccines.
Professor Cook was President of RSTMH from 1993 to 1995 and has been a member since 1961. He is one of our longest serving members and it was a real pleasure to be able to meet him and talk about the Society.
Reflections on mycetoma and the sixth International Conference on Mycetoma in Khartoum, Sudan.
So, let’s have a chat about the massive public health burden of scabies then. What’s that? You’d rather not?
Despite decades of concerted international efforts, malaria is still a global health burden. Plasmodium falciparum is the commonest and deadliest malaria species.
Collaboration is key to the elimination of infectious diseases and the story of the Global Trachoma Mapping Project (GTMP) shows what it can achieve.
The conference brought together the scientific community to reflect on what is known on the disease, describe gaps in treatment and prioritise the research agenda for the future.
Rajni Kant Singh, MIPH (LSTM, UK) is State Coordinator for Bihar operations at the LEPRA Society, India