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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.
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.
Dr John Aaskov, RSTMH Country Ambassador for Australia, looks at the outbreak of Japanese encephalitis in Australia, including the ‘great unknowns’ of the virus and current vaccinations.
Today is World Malaria Day which shines a spotlight on malaria and the innovation and investment needed to combat it. To mark this year’s World Malaria Day, we have put together a collection of papers from Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene and International Health.
Ahead of World Malaria Day on Monday 25 April, we have spoken to a number of our Early Career Grant awardees about why they chose to focus on the disease in their Early Career Grant research, and how the grant funding impacted their research careers.