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 […]

New Publication: Sex differences in tuberculosis burden and notifications in low- and middle-income countries

Sex differences in tuberculosis burden and notifications in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major public health priority and is now the leading cause of death from an infectious disease worldwide. Over the past twenty years, TB case notifications among men have exceeded those among women in most […]

New publication: systematic review of TB vaccine modelling

TB Centre members have  a new publication in the Journal of Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics. “Systematic review of mathematical models exploring the epidemiological impact of future TB vaccines” Rebecca C. Harris , MBioch, MSc, Tom Sumner , BSc, PhD, Gwenan M. Knight , BA, MSc, MRes, PhD & Richard G White , BSc, MSc, PhD […]

Giant rats: a novel tool to diagnose TB in prisoners.

A recent article in The Guardian is looking at novel approaches for finding TB patients applied in prisons in Tanzania and Mozambique. Both countries use highly smell sensitive and trained giant rats to detect patients with tuberculosis. You can read the full article here.     Image: The Guardian

World TB Day 2016: Videos and interviews with leading experts in tuberculosis research

Leading tuberculosis (TB) experts from the University College London (UCL) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) were interviewed during the World TB Day 2016. They discussed various aspects of TB including diagnosis, vaccine development and immune correlates. Click here for the full article. There is also a youtube video of the interview, […]

TB research boosted by sequenced strains

Scientists working with tuberculosis (TB) have recently been given a boost in the quest to develop better treatments for TB. They now have access to over 100 strains that have been genome sequenced, including strains resistant to the major TB drugs. The study, reported in the journal BMC Medicine, was led by the London School […]

Lancet Publication

The TB centre would like to highlight the recent publication of “The transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in high burden settings” in The Lancet. The paper arose out of the TB Centre UCL-TB Transmission meeting and is available here

Vaccine Design (Documentary)

Vaccines are proof that prevention is better than cure. Every year, vaccines save 6 million lives from diseases like tetanus, whooping cough, measles, polio and tuberculosis. Most of those saved are children who could live to realise their potential. This documentary is brought to you by Pfizer Malaysia. Dr Helen Fletcher, Director of the TB […]

46th Union World Conference on Lung Health: 2 – 6 December 2015, Cape Town, SA

The conference theme is “A New Agenda: Lung Health Beyond 2015”, which reflects the changing landscape of global public health, and the new era of action that
 we will embark on together in the coming years. When the World Conference convenes in Cape Town,
 the Millennium Development Goals era will be ending
 as a new […]