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The IMT AvH in Peru Turns 50

Posted 13 April 2018

The Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Alexander von Humboldt” celebrated its 50th anniversary March 23-24, 2018 with science, special guests and a gala.

'ASTMH in Peru' 2018

Posted 13 April 2018

The 8th Annual “ASTMH in Peru” meeting was held at the Hugo Lumbreras Auditorium of the Cayetano Heredia University on March 21–22, 2018. 

Washington, DC Update

Posted 11 April 2018

Read the April 2018 Washington, DC update here.

International Chagas Day

Posted 9 April 2018

April 14, 2018 was International Chagas Day. About 6 million to 7 million people worldwide are estimated to be infected with Trypansosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease, according to the WHO. Chagas disease is found mainly in endemic areas of 21 Latin American countries, where it is mostly vector-borne transmitted to humans by contact with faeces or urine of triatomine bugs, known as 'kissing bugs,' among many other names, depending on the geographical area.

In Memoriam: Ruth S. Nussenzweig, MD, PhD

Posted 9 April 2018

The ASTMH community mourns the loss of Ruth S. Nussenzweig, MD, PhD, a longtime and active member who last fall was the first to receive the Society’s first medal named after a female icon in tropical medicine. 

Washington, DC Update

Posted 15 March 2018

Read the March 2018 Washington, DC update here.   

Attendees from 14 African Countries Convene in Mali for first 'ASTMH-West Africa'

Posted 15 March 2018

Scientists from West Africa presented their abstracts and posters from the 2017 Annual Meeting to colleagues in Bamako, Mali, during the February 26-27 meeting, paired with the first congress of the African Association for research and control of AntiMicrobial Resistance (AAAMR).

White House Releases Budget Plan: ASTMH Response

Posted 15 February 2018

Read the Society's response to President Trump's 2019 budget proposal that calls for reductions in critical health programs.
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