£3.5m foundation launched in Brighton to fight tropical diseases
A new foundation to end the neglect of three tropical diseases has been launched at BSMS. These diseases are considered huge public health problems in the three countries in which the Foundation will work: Ethiopia, Sudan and Rwanda.
Podoconiosis is a progressive, debilitating form of leg swelling experienced by barefoot farmers; mycetoma a slow-growing, destructive infection of the skin and underlying tissues; and scabies an extremely itchy infectious condition caused by skin-burrowing mites.
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New Stigma Working Group at BSMS
Colleagues in the Global Health and Infection Department at BSMS have formed an interdisciplinary Stigma Working Group. The group has an open invite policy and welcomes anyone whose work includes stigma or is interested in learning more about stigma. The group hopes to become a forum to exchange ideas and perspectives on stigma; develop synergies and links to foster collaboration; and develop approaches to researching and speaking about stigma across disciplines, diseases and contexts. The Stigma Working Group will meet on every third Wednesday of the month from 12-1 pm. If you would like any further information about the Stigma Working Group, you can contact either Dr Caroline Ackley or Dr Maya Semrau.
Anne publishes new paper
Dr Anne Gataguta, Teaching Fellow in Global Health, has published a new paper with colleagues from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. 'Supporting children and adolescents who have experienced sexual abuse to access services: Community health workers' experiences in Kenya' is available online at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0145213419304211 >