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Global coalition of health organisations announces first-ever International Snakebite Awareness Day
Today – 19 September – a coalition of organisations working on global health and tropical medicine around the world, including the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, is announcing the first-ever International Snakebite Awareness Day.
World Mosquito Day, observed annually on 20 August, is a commemoration of British doctor Sir Ronald Ross's discovery in 1897 that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.
The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) has announced Professor David Molyneux, Emeritus Professor and Senior Professorial Fellow and neglected tropical diseases lead at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, as the Editor-in-Chief of our journal, International Health.
We are now offering our meeting and office facilities for our members and partners to use.
As a charity, we are making these available to our friends for a suggested donation.
We can finally announce our small grant awardees for this year. It’s such a great feeling to award funding to worthy research projects, especially knowing that many of the awardees would not have been able to find grants of a similar size and scope anywhere else.
With the latest impact factors having just been released, we’re delighted to announce that both our journals increased their impact factor from last year.
Neglected Tropical Disease (NTDs) are a group of treatable and preventable diseases that continue to affect over 1.5 billion of the world's most impoverished, marginalised people living in remote communities. Despite their prevalence, they get little attention or coverage.
Healthcare access and quality improved globally from 2000-2016 due in part to large gains seen in many low and middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, according to the latest data from the Global Burden of Disease study published in The Lancet.
Treating young children in Sub-Saharan Africa with azithromycin, a safe, inexpensive, and widely used antibiotic, significantly reduced deaths of children under five in a large randomised trial led by scientists at UC San Francisco.
The Global Symposium on Health Systems Research invites you to submit Photovoice applications. RSTMH is proud to be sponsoring the Photovoice exhibit. Successful Photovoice submissions will be displayed in a photographic exhibition and discussion forum during the HSR2018 symposium in Liverpool, UK which will take place from 8 -12 October, 2018.
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).
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.