Weekly round-up #266


In February, VALIDATE hosted a seminar on the prevalence of melioidosis in southern Thailand. Dr Apichai Tuanyok presented research which highlighted the presence of Burkholderia pseudomallei, the pathogen causing melioidosis, in humans, animals, and the environment. In this seminar, Apichai discussed the extensive study that emphasized the importance of a "One Health" approach and called for continued monitoring of this endemic disease in the region. 

You can now watch the recording of the seminar on our YouTube Channel - www.youtube.com/@validatenetwork



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Highlights on Twitter this week:

The BSI shared The Academy of Science’s report on Future Proofing future UK Health Research, Politico reported on Lucica Dițiu’s optimism for the future of elimination of TB, and VALIDATE Investigator Maria Elena Bottazzi was awarded the LBJ Moral Courage Award from the Holocaust Museum in Houston. VALIDATE’s Network Director was engaging the UK public about her team’s vaccine research, The Stop TB Partnership were at the UN demanding action against TB and also shared a Bull World Health report on The TB Vaccine Challenge. The Financial Express in Bangladesh reported on the re-emergence of Leprosy in that country, and the Standard in Australia reported in the UN announcement that TB kills more people than HIV and COVID. Keep up to date with all the relevant news and opportunities by following @NetworkVALIDATE on Twitter..

Published: 17 May 2023