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Neglected Tropical Disease (NTDs) are a group of treatable and preventable diseases that continue to affect over 1.5 billion of the world's most impoverished, marginalised people living in remote communities. Despite their prevalence, they get little attention or coverage.
Healthcare access and quality improved globally from 2000-2016 due in part to large gains seen in many low and middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, according to the latest data from the Global Burden of Disease study published in The Lancet.
Treating young children in Sub-Saharan Africa with azithromycin, a safe, inexpensive, and widely used antibiotic, significantly reduced deaths of children under five in a large randomised trial led by scientists at UC San Francisco.
The Global Symposium on Health Systems Research invites you to submit Photovoice applications. RSTMH is proud to be sponsoring the Photovoice exhibit. Successful Photovoice submissions will be displayed in a photographic exhibition and discussion forum during the HSR2018 symposium in Liverpool, UK which will take place from 8 -12 October, 2018.
Bed nets have been highly effective in protecting against malaria, but recent increase in insecticide resistance means new approaches are needed.
The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) is pleased to announce Dr Adrian Hopkins MBE as the Chair of the Scientific Committee of the 11th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH).
It is with great sadness that I share the news of the death on 20 March 2018 of Professor Tsutomu Takeuchi – physician, parasitologist and Professor Emeritus at Keio University.
Adding ‘repurposed’ antiparasitic drug to community-wide campaigns with antimalarial treatment could boost impact by up to 61%. A drug commonly used to treat parasitic diseases reveals further potential as a new tool for malaria control.
The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) has announced Professor Sir Brian Greenwood, Manson Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, as the Editor-in-Chief of our journal, Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene.
First evidence of antibiotic resistance in yaws bacteria highlights need for robust vigilance and improved laboratory surveillance.
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.
As waves of COVID-19 continue to roll through societies, we are seeing data emerge on associated bacterial and fungal infections in COVID-19 patients and on antimicrobial usage for these patients.
We have once again seen a record number of applications for our Small Grants Programme, receiving 1,198 applications in total.
Data gathered in southern Mali suggest very few of the population would accept a COVID-19 vaccine if offered today.