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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.
For World NTD Day, Professor Gail Davey, Trustee and Past President of RSTMH and a medical epidemiologist specialising in skin-related Neglected Tropical Diseases at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, looks at why it is crucial that we act now and together to end NTDs and says that NTD programmes can no longer be considered in isolation from endemic country health systems.
Professor David Mabey, Past President and Trustee of RSTMH and Chair of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Group of the WHO Department of NTDs, looks at what progress has been made in the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and says that now is the time for us all to act, act together and invest in NTDs.
World NTD Day is taking place today on 30 January. To mark this year, we spoke to a number of our Early Career Grant awardees about why they chose to focus on NTDs in their Early Career Grant research, and what this year’s theme of ‘Act now. Act together. Invest in NTDs’ means to them.