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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.
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.
As the 10th ECTMIH in Antwerp closes, the RSTMH announces it will host the 11th ECTMIH in 2019, on behalf of the FESTMIH, in Liverpool, UK.
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.
On 19 September, we mark the fourth International Snakebite Awareness Day. It is an occasion to remember that 7,400 people every day are bitten by snakes, and 220–380 men, women and children die as a result.
From March 2020 to April 2021, along with other hospitals in the region, we were forced to suspend all services except emergencies. This meant we could not admit any new noma patients and we had to send all patients in a stable condition home.
We were really delighted – this week – to host the second webinar in partnership with the NTD Modelling Consortium, part of the Big Data institute at the University of Oxford.