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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.
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.
As we near International Volunteer Day on 5 December, I wanted to acknowledge the difficulties that so many of our volunteers have been facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and celebrate their incredible efforts despite these challenges.
In 2020, we awarded 124 small grants to early career researchers, several of which focus on antimicrobial resistance. We asked three small grant awardees working in this space to talk about their research.
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), like almost everything else in the world over the last 10 months has been thrust into the shadows of COVID-19. Yet, it is still there, still increasing at an almost imperceptible rate.