Tag Archives: malaria

Christopher Draper Collection

Dr Christopher Charles Gawler Draper was born in Malaysia in 1921 and educated at Sherbourne and New College Oxford, graduating in 1945. As a medical student in Oxford he was involved with the trials of penicillin at the Radcliffe Infirmary … Continue reading

Do population beliefs change if we improve appropriate use of malaria medications?

By Elisa M. Maffioli, Indrani Saran, Manoj Mohanan, Wendy Prudhomme O’Meara In malaria-endemic countries non-malaria febrile illnesses are frequent. Malaria diagnostic testing is becoming increasingly common. However, especially in rural settings, febrile individuals are often treated at retail drug stores, … Continue reading

Current challenges and proposed solutions to the effective implementation of the RTS, S/AS01 Malaria Vaccine Program in sub-Saharan Africa

In April 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched the world’s first malaria vaccine, the RTS, S/AS01, as part of a pilot programme in Malawi, Ghana and Kenya. The three countries have a combined target of vaccinating 360000 children (below … Continue reading

British Mosquito Control Institute on Hayling Island.

By Mia Annesen-Wood Although having recently discovered National Insect Week happens rather disappointingly once every two years, I would still like to bring awareness to National Insect Week (at least for next year anyway). I have done some research using … Continue reading

Poetry of War: Sir Ronald Ross and the First World War

Sir Ronald Ross is best known for being the discoverer of the malaria vector in 1897. His discovery brought him the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1902, the first Briton to be awarded the prize in Medicine. What … Continue reading

Sir Ronald Ross and malaria in the First World War

Today is World Malaria Day, to mark this day the Archives service will be posting blogs that look at malaria from its collections. The LSHTM Archives Service holds the records of Sir Ronald Ross, discoverer of the mosquito transmission of … Continue reading

History in the Making: Ross’s Slides Explored & Explained

  In 2016, students from the History & Health M.Sc. module suggested that the Archives should put Sir Ronald Ross’s malarial slides, dating from 1900, under the microscope.     Due to the age and rarity of these slides, you … Continue reading

Centenary of the Cooperative Anti Malaria movement in India

This blog post was written by Krishanu Bhattacharyya, Assistant Teacher, Kalyannahgar Vidyapith & Independent Researcher and Alison Forsey, Archives Assistant. 2018 is the centenary of the Anti-Malaria movement in India, which was initiated by Dr. Gopal Chandra Chatterjee in 1918 as … Continue reading

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New Additions to the H.S Leeson Collection

A new addition to the H.S Leeson Collection Back in January, we chose the H.S Leeson papers to be our Collection of the Month, but since then the collection has grown. In March, we were kindly gifted 142 photographs that … Continue reading

Collection of the Month for April – George Macdonald

April 25th is Malaria Day, and as a result, the collection of the month here at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine archives is the Macdonald Collection. George Macdonald was born in 1903 in Sheffield, the son of … Continue reading