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Multimillion-pound grant boosts research for podo and other NTDs

Research into neglected tropical diseases that cause suffering among some of the world’s poorest communities has been given a much-needed boost by a multi-million pound grant to a specialist team at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

The National Institute for Health Research has awarded the Global Health research team at BSMS a £5.7 million four-year award to establish a global research unit at BSMS. The grant includes support for seven major projects across three often-neglected NTDs: podoconiosis, mycetoma and scabies. Professor Melanie Newport and Professor Gail Davey, co-Directors of the new unit, welcomed the announcement. Professor Davey said:

“This grant will mean we can push forward podoconiosis research at a much greater pace and I am excited by the opportunity to work with young scientists from Ethiopia and Sudan – both countries that are heavily affected by NTDs.”

See https://www.bsms.ac.uk/about/working-here/vacancies.aspx for the recruitment notices.

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