Part of the ‘neglect’ of the Neglected Tropical diseases (NTDSs) leishmaniasis and Chagas disease arises from a lack of awareness, both from those at risk of infection and amongst the academic community. In response to this unmet need, our first video is now live on YouTube. ‘Cutaneous leishmaniasis: An introduction” is a short film, based on the experience of a family in an endemic area. This first animation is supported by the Durham Matariki Global Health theme. Please watch below, share on social media and subscribe to our channel! … Continue reading
Today an interview with our director, Professor Paul Denny, features in a new campaign, running in the UK’s Guardian newspaper, to highlight the need to engage with the need for innovative research and better global public awareness for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).
The COMSTECH and the NTD NETWORK virtual lecture programme, launched June 2021, provides live webinars in skills needed for research into Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and draws upon expertise from both our Networks.
These talks are aimed at academics, professional scientists and interested members of the general public from Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states and offer opportunities for specialists in Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) to gain or enhance their knowledge, skills, and academic connections.
No plans yet for Friday evening? Why not join the party at Looking for Endosymbiotic Love, a live show launching a science-art project, cooked up by NTD Network PhD student and parasitologist Yasmine Kumordzi (Durham University), and performer RJ Lloyd. In this highly creative approach to science outreach, these two friends ‘personify’ a range of complex and neglected infectious diseases as lonely hearts, on the lookout for romance… The project has resulted in a 2021 wall calendar and launch event, to be live-streamed this Friday, 4th December, 7-8pm UK time (free tickets here.) Or if you don’t want to wait, click here for a blast of Yasmine herself, introducing leishmaniasis – her ‘endo’ of choice (i.e. her specialist research area!!). What’s not to love? 🙂