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Can research innovations protect 2 million people in Ethiopia from parasitic worms?
Simon Cathcart's reflections on what has been achieved in the three years of his presidencyand where the Society is heading in the future.
On 15 September 2018, we held our first Careers Day event for medical students, at Imperial College London. The one-day event was what we hope to be the first of many similar meetings that we hope to perfect and roll out across the UK in the coming months and years.
Adam Roberts (pictured) is a Senior Lecturer and AMR lead at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. His research group is currently funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
Inorganic compounds are such a key part of our ecosystem, it is difficult to define human history without making a key reference to them.
“We know what we are but not what we may be…” Shakespeare – Hamlet Act IV
The B!RTH Project – a unique fusion of science and theatre – is delighted to invite RSTMH members to an evening of theatre and debate this 4 October at the Wellcome Collection in London.
The model used to determine how health services are funded, organised and delivered clearly affects our health. In addition, so do factors as far-reaching as housing, education, employment, social services, transport, the environment and the economy.
Despite an increasing understanding of these wider determinants, curricula for health professionals often only gloss over them and still do not empower health professionals to engage in these issues effectively.
The Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases (CNTD) at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine was formed in 2009 with a grant from DFID to work towards the goal of elimination of lymphatic filariasis (LF) as a public health problem by 2020 through disease mapping followed by mass drug administration (MDA).
A case of a newborn with microcephaly and other characteristic abnormalities associated with congenital Zika virus syndrome was linked by laboratory tests (a positive nucleic acid test) to Zika virus (Asian lineage) infection for the first time in Angola.
We’ve made great progress fighting one of the world’s deadliest parasitic infections, Plasmodium falciparum malaria, but we still have more a lot more work to do to tackle P. vivax malaria, the most widespread species.
Transmissions from latent Ebola virus infections are rare, but findings published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases highlight the importance of close surveillance once countries are declared Ebola-free.