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Can a world with staggering socio-economic inequality suddenly become equal as a result of a global pandemic? Or does the pandemic magnify the pre-existing disparities and vulnerabilities across the world?
On 8 March, RSTMH is celebrating International Women’s Day 2021, which this year is focused on the theme choosing to challenge.
In all we do, and all relationships we have with our members and Fellows, volunteers, partners, suppliers and our wider networks, we work to the values of transparency, respect and dignity. RSTMH condemns racism and all forms of discrimination.
As you may remember from my Presidential address in September last year, I am keen to use my Presidency to support RSTMH as we explore and address our colonial history.
In recognition of the women in our network and the amazing work they are doing, we interviewed Dr Cassandra Akinde, one of our Student Ambassadors.
One of the goals of our five-year strategy is to work more closely with NGOs and non-profit organisations, to help disseminate their work, as well as share their learnings and experience.
Patients with noma often remain invisible within their communities, the health systems that are supposed to serve them and the global health community. This invisibility leads to neglect.
What is the risk of getting infected with COVID-19 on an aircraft?
World Leprosy Day is marked annually on 31 January. Leprosy is a bacterial infection caused by the slow-growing bacteria Mycobacterium leprae and mainly affects the nerves, skin, eyes, and lining of the nose.
Rabies is devastating human disease that still kills tens of thousands of people every year. Most of these deaths occur in poor, rural communities of Asia and Africa and result from the inequalities that typify neglected diseases of poverty.
The 15 February 2020 WHO COVID-19 Dashboard showed the earliest documented case in Egypt.
In what has been, for many of us, a very challenging 12 months, we wanted to share some highlights and thank yous as 2020 draws to a close.