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We need to talk about TB | Led by RESULTS-UK: Voices Changing the World

LSHTM Week 2017 RESULTS is a movement of committed, everyday people who together use their voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty. In 2017/2018 there are a series of high-level political meetings which aim to change the way we are tackling tuberculosis.  RESULTS are working to educate and advise policy […]

BCG jab may protect against TB for nearly twice as long as previously thought

Study shows vaccine guards against infection in adulthood when most transmission occurs Image: Digitally-colorized scanning electron microscopic image of orange-colored, rod-shaped Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria. Credit: NIAID/CDC The world’s only licensed tuberculosis (TB) vaccine could offer protection against the disease for nearly twice as long as previously thought, according to new research published in the International Journal […]

£3.4m funding to develop and implement fresh perspectives on antimicrobial resistance

Two major new projects providing an alternative approach to address the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to public health have each received £1.7 million grants under the Cross Research Council Tackling AMR Initiative. Both projects, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, will look at human relationships with antibiotics and the […]

Steve Lawn: A legacy of research

Most-cited article The TB Centre is delighted to announce that the paper, ”Prevalence of tuberculosis in post-mortem studies of HIV-infected adults and children in resource-limited settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis”, by Dr Rishi Gupta and colleagues, has been identified as the most highly cited article in AIDS in 2016 in the category of Clinical […]

Seminar blog | When two diseases work in TANDEM

What is the problem? Treating a patient who suffers from a single disease can be tough but treating multiple diseases can be even tougher, especially when not much is known about how they interact. Patients suffering from both tuberculosis and diabetes represent an impending co-epidemic that, if left under resourced, could prove devastating to the […]

LSHTM/UCL World TB day symposium 2017 – videos are available now

On the 24th of March, the world commemorates the day in 1882 that Dr Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. We take this opportunity each year to highlight contemporary research innovation and future challenges in a one day symposium co-organised by the LSHTM TB Centre and UCL-TB. This year’s symposium took place at the Institute […]

The Stephen Lawn TB-HIV Research Leadership Prize

About the Stephen Lawn Memorial Fund The Stephen Lawn Memorial Fund was established through a global partnership between the TB Centre of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK), the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, at the University of  Cape Town, South Africa and The Union, also supported by The Lancet  in 2016. The Research Leadership Prize was introduced as part […]

Stephen Lawn Memorial Lecture 2017

The recording from the Stephen Lawn Memorial Lecture 2017 on Monday, 13 March is now available to view. Honouring the life of our friend and colleague Stephen Lawn, who died from a brain tumour in September 2016. Help contribute towards the Steve Lawn Memorial Fund. The Fund aims to continue his legacy, inspiring a new […]

TB Centre MSc Student Summer Project Fair

Have you thought about your Summer Project yet? Are you interested in TB? If so, come along to the TB Centre MSc Student Summer Project Fair where LSHTM researchers will be giving a brief overview of proposed projects. It’s a great chance to hear about a wide range of TB-related proposals, and meet the staff offering […]

TSRU Meeting 2017

On behalf of the South African National Department of Health Tuberculosis Think Tank* and KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV), we invite you to attend the TSRU meeting 2017. Location: Aurum Institute, 29 Queens Rd, Johannesburg, 2194, South Africa Please register online before 24th of February 2017 During the meeting, planned, ongoing or finalized research projects relevant to […]