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2017 World Lung Health Conference Accelerating Towards Elimination was the theme of the 2017 World Lung Health Conference held in the quaint city of Guadalajara, Mexico from 11 – 14 October.  Delegates from more than 100 countries attended the packed schedule of plenaries, symposia and abstracts and researchers from the TB Centre had a very […]

Video | Tackling TB: TB Centre Retreat 2017

In September 2017 the TB Centre held our retreat where we discussed some of the biggest problems facing TB research and how the Centre is working to tackle these problems. This video gives a flavour of some of the research covered and the importance this has to individuals with TB. Watch the video here.  TB […]

Global TB Programme consultancy

The purpose of this assignment is to support the Global TB Programme (GTB) and, more specifically, the Technical Support Coordination (TSC) team, in (technical assistance (TA)) related work streams relevant to Global Fund applications, The Global Fund grant negotiation process, as well as implementation of Global Fund financed TB and TB/HIV grants. More specifically, with […]

Research to fight tuberculosis

LSHTM researchers have been awarded separately funded projects within TBVAC2020 to help support the discovery and development of novel TB vaccines: Greg Bancroft, Helen Fletcher/Andrea Zelmer, and Hazel Dockrell /Steven Smith. TBVAC2020 is a research project supported by the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission (EC). It aims at the discovery and development of novel […]

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s Professor Clark shortlisted for prestigious Newton Prize

Professor Taane Clark has been shortlisted for the 2017 Newton Prize for his project tackling infectious diseases with genome technology in Thailand. The Newton Prize The Prize is an annual £1 million fund awarded for the best research or innovation that supports the economic development and social welfare of developing countries. Professor Clark is in […]

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 vaccination 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 […]