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Genetic surveillance should be incorporated into malaria control programmes to improve treatment and reduce risk of drug-resistant major outbreaks. The current spread of multidrug-resistant malaria in southeast Asia is likely to be the result of two mutations combining in 2008, according to a retrospective genetic study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.
To mark World Leprosy Day, we are opening a call for applications for the remaining £1,000 of the Robert Cochrane Fund for Leprosy. The funding is to be awarded to further research in the field of leprosy and in honour of Robert Cochrane, the eminent leprologist.
This new year brings a lot of exciting developments for the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Among many things, as part of our new strategy, we have made some changes to how our travel scholarships and small grants will be awarded.
It is with great sadness that the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene announces the death of Professor Mike Service, who has passed away aged 84.
The Soulsby Foundation is offering travel fellowships to medical or veterinary graduates who propose an impactful project within the international field of One Health’.
Climate change is already having an impact on health, impacting on labour productivity, the spread of infectious disease and exposure to air pollution and heatwaves, and affecting countries worldwide, according to the first report of The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change.
In a letter published by Nature this month, Snow et al have contributed significant insight into the multifaceted interactions affecting malaria transmission rates on the African continent over the past 115 years.
We are sad to announce to death of Dr Neville Martin Bailey, an RSTMH fellow since 1966, whose papers on the treatment and diagnosis of Human Trypanosomiasis featured in several issues of Transactions.
As our friends and members, you are central to everything we do at the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. We are therefore thrilled to tell you about the start of our journey to a more impactful way of working and communicating. More than anything, we look forward to taking you all on this journey with us. To coincide with our Annual Meeting, this year on the theme of Planetary Health, we are launching our new strategy 2017-2022. The strategy is the result of a review which involved RSTHM’s Board of Trustees, staff team, members, former members, and non-members. The six-month process included a comprehensive survey with approximately 200 respondents, and over 100 interviews.
In response to our recent call for proposals for small grants and travel scholarships, RSTMH is pleased to announce that we have awarded more than £100,000 in grants funding for clinicians and scientists across the field of tropical medicine and hygiene.
On Monday 8 May 2017, Lawson Soulsby died peacefully at his home in Swaffham Prior with his daughter, Katrina, at his side.
With over 120 small grants funded in 2020, hlet's take a look at the amazing projects being undertaken by our awardees.
The title “Neglected Tropical Diseases of the Skin or Skin NTDs” is a recent designation that encompasses a group of NTDs that share a common feature, namely that they present with lesions on the surface of the body.
Evidence suggests that microbial infections are associated with the production of specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs), causing the release of distinct odours. This area of research has led to interest in using volatiles as biomarkers of infectious diseases, such as cholera, malaria and now COVID-19.