Sightsavers to partner with RSTMH for two further supplements in our scientific journals

17 May 2024

Sightsavers and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) have agreed to continue their dissemination partnership to publish two additional supplements in RSMTH scientific journals.

We have been working with Sightsavers to share the organisation's research with a wider audience, as part of an agreement that began in 2021. 

The aim of the partnership has been to produce and share evidence that can support the international community to eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and strengthen health systems.

RSTMH and Sightsavers have previously collaborated to produce three special supplements of our International Health journal, each containing more than 10 peer reviewed research papers. The first supplement featured Sightsavers’ studies on eye health, while the second focused on the Ascend West programme, and the third showcased work on eliminating the eye disease trachoma.

Together with Sightsavers, we are committed to publishing two further research supplements. One of these will include learnings around eliminating onchocerciasis, a devastating NTD that can cause permanent blindness. The other supplement is being published to mark Sightsavers’ 75th anniversary in 2025, and will take a broader look at its research across eye health, social inclusion and NTDs.

Simon Bush, Sightsavers’ director of NTDs, said: “Research is a key part of our work at Sightsavers, as it helps us to continually improve our global health and development programmes. I’m proud that through our agreement with RSTMH, we can share the benefits of this research with many other organisations and the global NTD community.”

Tamar Ghosh, RSTMH CEO, said: “We are excited to announce the publication of two more supplements in our scientific journals, in partnership with Sightsavers. This dissemination partnership allows us to use our journals and other channels to help share important outcomes and learnings with our members and wider networks across sectors and around the world.”