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As you will know, for the last few months we’ve been conducting a survey into membership of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH). We asked members, lapsed members and non-members, to tell us what they thought of our current membership programme, and to advise us on any improvements we should make. The survey was started in the summer of 2016, and extended at the end of 2016, to include additional questions relating to our wider strategy review.
The Trustees and staff of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) are saddened to learn that Professor Stephen Lawn died on the 23 September 2016.
In a Lancet review paper published this week, Professor David Molyneux, Dr Dirk Engels and Dr Lorenzo Savioli look at the progress made in addressing “the chronic pandemic of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)”.
We are delighted to announce that we have awarded just under £100,000 in small grants and travel/training scholarships to early-career investigators in the UK and overseas.
We are delighted to announce the publication of a freely available NTD NGDO Network (NNN) supplement to the March issue of International Health.
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.