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More than 2 million people have HIV and hepatitis C co-infections

A recent study from the University of Bristol and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found that approximately 2.3 million people around the world have co-infections of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C (HCV). Read More »

Treated nets continue to show effectiveness against malaria

Scientists from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have stated that mosquito nets with insecticides may continue to be effective against malaria even though mosquitoes are becoming increasingly resistant to the treatment. Read More »

Some London boroughs face significantly high TB rates

A recent report issued from the London Assembly shows there are specific boroughs within London that have significantly high tuberculosis rates, despite the nation’s efforts to eliminate the disease. Read More »

Plasma from Ebola survivors useful for treatments, but can't save lives

A recent study, available in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggests that plasma from Ebola survivors can be safely used to treat Ebola patients, but using the plasma doesn’t notably improve the chances of survival. Read More »

Malaysian macaque monkeys present malaria risk to humans

Malaysian macaque monkeys, common in region-specific forests, have become a vector for malaria among humans, according to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Read More »

TB Centre of London publishes biennial report

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine's TB Centre recently released its biennial report about tuberculosis around the world. Read More »

Military played important role in Ebola crisis

According to recent research, foreign military presence in West Africa during the Ebola crisis was crucial to the success of the response to the Ebola outbreak and future cooperation between the military and civilian organizations would further improve humanitarian crises that are related to health. Read More »

Ebola treatment beds help fight virus

According to a report from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Ebola treatment beds have prevented an estimated 57,000 Ebola cases as well as 40,000 deaths in Sierra Leone. Read More »

Electronic reminders improve TB treatment adherence in China

Researchers in China have created electronic reminders that will help tuberculosis (TB) patients adhere to their treatment regimens. Read More »

African scientists receive $70 million from British

Scientists will use money to establish research and training programs across Africa. Read More »

Malawi study shows HIV self-testing is acceptable, safe and accurate

Researchers recommend widespread use of self-testing in sub-Saharan Africa's urban settings. Read More »

HIV treatments at work save company money

Companies that offer antiretroviral therapy programs for people with HIV within the workplace can save themselves costs through reducing absenteeism, staff turnover and healthcare costs. Read More »

Health workers waste costly malaria drugs in Nigeria

Research shows that health providers who are trained to use malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) continue to prescribe costly malaria medicines to people who do not have the illness. Read More »

Study finds malaria test decreases overprescription of drugs

The use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests located in registered drug shops in Uganda has significantly reduced the rates of malaria overdiagnosis, a study published in PLOS ONE. Read More »

Researchers find new methods to eliminate malaria parasite

Scientists from the Toxicology Unit of the Medical Research Council (MRC) at the University of Leicester and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine recently discovered a new method to eliminate malaria parasites. Read More »

Online technique predicts genetic resistance against TB drugs

Researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine recently developed an online tool that can predict which drugs are best for each tuberculosis (TB) patient. Read More »

Fake malaria drugs less common than originally estimated

Experts recently analyzed the quality of anti-malarial drugs in Tanzania and Cambodia, finding no evidence of fake medicines in those regions. Read More »

New genetic mutation could indicate drug-resistant malaria in Africa

Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have discovered a new genetic mutation in Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria, which may mean the beginning of drug-resistant malaria in Africa. Read More »

KalaCORE launched to eliminate visceral leishmaniasis

Health professionals have developed a new partnership program to eliminate visceral leishmaniasis, a deadly illness in Asia and several African countries. Read More »

Ebola vaccine clinical trial receives funding

Thanks to more than $249 million US funds financing the team’s research, the EU Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) recently announced that the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has started to plan clinical trials for an Ebola vaccine. Read More »