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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.
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.
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.