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LSHTM TB Centre Report on June 4 Interactive Civil Society Hearing for the UNGA on TB

2018 is a landmark year for TB, with the first ever United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High-Level Meeting (HLM) on the fight against tuberculosis planned for the 26th September in New York. The HLM aims to deliver an ambitious political declaration on TB endorsed by Heads of State, that will strengthen action and investments to […]

LSHTM TB Centre MSc Students’ Project Fair

TB Centre student representatives organised an MSc Students’ Project Fair for all MSc students doing their summer projects on any aspect of TB.  The goal of the fair was to bring the MSc students and TB Centre experts, who are some of the leading global experts on TB, in one room for a rich but informal mentorship […]

In the thick of it: a three-month internship with the National Tuberculosis, Leprosy, and Lung Disease Program in Kenya

A brief account of myself, my PhD, and my internship in Kenya My name is William Rudgard, and I’m currently a third year PhD student at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I’m particularly interested in ways to prevent people with tuberculosis (TB) from experiencing financial hardship because of their illness. Research shows […]

Eliminating catastrophic costs due to TB

Policy impact of findings from Ghana’s national survey of costs faced by TB patients and their households. One of the three targets of the End TB Strategy is that no TB patients or their households should face “catastrophic total costs” due to TB, in line with policy efforts related to progress towards achieving universal health […]

Job Opportunities | AMR post doctoral fellow & WHO consultancy

Domain expert antimicrobial resistance (AMR) (postdoctoral fellow) Fulltime (40 hours per week) – based in Amsterdam The position The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow who will be part of a larger team that conducts research to better understand antimicrobial resistance (AMR) patterns and key drivers of AMR […]

Job Opportunity | International consultant roles

The WHO are seeking an international consultant to support the development of a national TB Laboratory strategic plan in Chad. Interested candidates should send their cv and motivation letter to tsc_tb@who.int no later than 1 June 2018. You can read the terms of reference here.   The WHO are also seeking an international consultant to support the […]

Job Opportunity | Research Assistant – short term contract 6 months

Institution: School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health (TMGH), Nagasaki University, Japan   A research assistant with experience in epidemiological or clinical research in infectious diseases and or nutrition is required to support the setup and implementation of TB research studies in the Philippines with Professor Sharon Cox (jointly appointed to Nagasaki University and the […]

High-level UN General Assembly on TB | Write to your MP

In his World TB day address, Rt Hon Nick Herbert said physically writing to your constituency MP was a particularly effective way of raising issues with them. He suggested we do this to encourage Theresa May to attend the United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis in New York in September. To help […]

Largest ever study on the impact of combined HIV/TB intervention on tuberculosis

£10.5m project will examine effect of ‘testing and treating’ a whole population of sub-Saharan African communities in tackling the disease. Man holding lung X-ray. Credit: The Union. The impact of a combined TB and HIV intervention in tackling tuberculosis when delivered to the entire population of 14 urban, high prevalence communities in South Africa and […]

£4.1m grant to continue world-leading research into health problems in low and middle-income countries

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has been awarded more than £4m by the Medical Research Council (MRC) for continued research into the health problems of low and middle-income countries (LMICs), which include emerging infectious diseases, adolescent health and non-communicable diseases. The work will be conducted by LSHTM’s MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group (TEG), […]