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We are in the midst of the second largest Ebola outbreak in history – second only to the 2014 West African epidemic.
Today, Wellcome has announced an ambitious new £80 million programme to transform the way snakebite treatments are researched and delivered, to make them better, safer and more accessible for all.
This year we have seen a record number of applications for our small grants programme.
The government of Malawi has, this week, launched the world’s first malaria vaccine in a landmark pilot programme.
Ahead of World TB Day on 24 March, The Lancet Commission on Tuberculosis has published findings that estimate the savings from averting a TB death are three times the costs and may be much greater in many countries.
First evidence that repeated mass administration of ivermectin can reduce malaria incidence in children aged five or younger without an increase in adverse events for the wider population given the drug.
The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is accelerating the re-emergence of vector-borne diseases such as malaria, Chagas disease, dengue and Zika virus.
We are now open for abstract submissions for the European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health 2019 (ECTMIH).
RSTMH and LSTM have announced a new award, the Hemingway Award, to coincide with the celebrations of Professor Janet Hemingway’s outstanding career and achievements, as she steps down as Director of LSTM.
Welcome to the RSTMH Medical Student Essay Competition. This is the first time we have run this for some years and we plan to have an essay competition for global health students in due course.
Every year we award a number of medals in recognition of excellence. This year, the awards took place at our Annual Meeting at the Royal College of Physicians in London.
As the Neglected Tropical Disease NGO Network (NNN) Annual Meeting kicks off today in Addis Ababa, we are very excited to pleased to announce the winners of our joint photo competition with NNN on the theme of neglected tropical diseased, called Beat NTDs.
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.