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George Macdonald Medal awarded to Professor Richard Hayes and Professor Roanna Peeling

06_macdonald_001We are delighted to announce that a member of the Tropical Epidemiology Group, Professor Richard Hayes, has been awarded the George Macdonald Medal for 2014, together with Professor Rosanna Peeling. This medal is awarded jointly by LSHTM and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) in recognition of outstanding research leading to the improvement of health in tropical countries.

Richard has been a leading figure in tropical epidemiology for over 30 years and has delivered ground-breaking research on a wide range of public health problems in developing countries, including sickle cell disease, malaria, HIV and TB.  Richard has been a core member of the Tropical Epidemiology Group since the 1970s and was previously head of the group. He continues to play a large role in the success of the group.

We would like to congratulate Richard, and Rosanna on this wonderful achievement and well deserved recognition. There will be a formal presentation ceremony at the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) biennial meeting in Oxford in September 2014.

25th Birthday Celebrations of The Navrongo Health Research Centre

Kassena Nankana District Chiefs at the NHRC@25 Symposium 2014apr23(cr)

Paramount chiefs from the Navrongo area
attending the NHRC@25 Symposium in
Accra on 23rd April 2014.

The Navrongo Health Research Centre (NHRC) in northern Ghana recently celebrated its 25th birthday. Two current (Professor Peter Smith and Professor David Ross) and several previous members of the Tropical Epidemiology Group (including Professor Betty Kirkwood) were closely involved in the establishment of the Navrongo Health Research Centre, which has maintained strong collaborative links with LSHTM ever since. For more details about the day and the Centre please visit this blog written by David Ross, or the NHRC’s website.


TEG’s Publication of the Month:

Rangaka MX, Wilkinson RJ, Boulle A, Glynn JR, Fielding K, van Cutsem G, Wilkinson KA, Goliath R, Mathee S, Goemaere E, Maartens G (2014) Isoniazid plus antiretroviral therapy to prevent tuberculosis: a randomised double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. The Lancet, Early Online Publication, doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60162-8
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