- Jen Palmer attended the Association of Social Anthropologist's Annual Conference at the University of Durham.
- Jen Palmer presented a talk, "Evaluating access to HAT control through RDTs" at the London NTD Centre event, Measuring access in the context of NTD elimination.
- Pete Kingsley presented a paper entitled "Controlling sleeping sickness in Southern Sudan 1955-2005: remembering, forgetting and the production of humanitarian knowledge" at the Edinburgh Infectious Diseases network's Annual Conference.
- Pete Kingsley presented at a workshop entitled "Governing multisectoral collaborations for Health in Low and Middle Income Countries", held at the Bellagio Center - The Rockefeller Foundation in Italy.
- Michelle Taylor attended two conferences at the University of Glasgow, entitled "Evidence for the future: what’s next for evidence based policy planning?" and “One Health Day: Collaborating with industrial, academic, government and non-government organisations in One Health".
- Jen Palmer presented a talk, "Rapid diagnostics tests: The making of a global health good for the elimination of sleeping sickness" at the Birkbeck University conference, After the End of Disease. A series of weekly blog posts from presenters at the conference are available on Somatosphere.
- Michelle Taylor attended the ISNTD d³ conference in London, focussed on diagnostics, drug discovery and development.
- Pete Kingsley attended a workshop entitled "The (In)Security of Global Health" hosted by the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Security Research.
- Jen Palmer attended the British Society of Parasitology's spring meeting, "From Science to Solutions: optimising control of parasitic disease".
- Pete Kingsley presented a paper entitled "A Century of Veterinarians and Cattle Disease in Nigeria – a History of Policy and Its Absence" at the "Towards a multispecies anthropology" conference, held at the University of Edinburgh.
- Pete Kingsley met with Jo Cocker (Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines) and Oliver Sutcliffe (Manchester Metropolitan University) to plan work on the quality testing of veterinary drugs.
- Rebecca Thompson and Pete Kingsley attended a cross-disciplinary networking event entitled "Vets and Society" at the University of Edinburgh.
- Pete Kingsley and Michelle Taylor published a paper entitled 'One Health: competing perspectives in an emerging field' in the journal 'Parasitology'.
- Pete Kingsley travelled to Nigeria to work in partnership with the Nigeria Institute for Trypanosomiasis And Onchocerciasis Research, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, and the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines to collect samples of trypanocidal drugs for quality testing.
- Shona Lee returned to West Nile for field work on HAT suspect referral compliance in the Intensified Sleeping Sickness Elimination Programme.
- Pete Kingsley visited Switzerland to conduct research at the WHO archives in Geneva, and attend the Global Risk Forum's One Health Summit in Davos.
- Lawrence Dritsas, Pete Kingsley, and Jen Palmer attended the HAT platform meeting, and the International Scientific Council for Trypanosomiasis Research and Control conference in N'djamena, Chad.
- Michelle Taylor presented a paper entitled 'One Health in Real Life: African Trypanosomiasis Case Studies From Uganda and South Sudan' at the British Parasitological Society's Autumn Symposium in London.
- Jennifer Palmer presented a paper entitled 'Controlling sleeping sickness amidst conflict & calm: remembering, forgetting, and the politics of humanitarian knowledge in Southern Sudan, 1955-2005' at the MAGic2015 conference on Anthropology and Global Health at the University of Sussex.
- James Smith and Michelle Taylor visited the Drug Discovery Unit at the University of Dundee.
- James Smith visited the International Trypanotolerance Centre in Banjul, The Gambia.
- Jennifer Palmer collaborated with the London School of Hygenie and Tropical Medicine and Busitema University to study the socio-politics of sleeping sickness among South Sudanese refugees in Uganda. Jen and Shona Lee also worked with the Intensified Sleeping Sickness Elilmination Programme (ISSEP) in West Nile to study community experiences of HAT RDTs.
- Pete Kingsley presented a paper entitled 'Tests and Packages - a short history of making drugs safe' at the Humanitarian Goods workshop, University of Edinburgh.
- Michelle Taylor and Jen Palmer visited trypanosomiasis experts at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, and the Belgium Development Corporation Archives in Brussels as part of a research study on the history of HAT diagnostics
- INZI joined the HAT platform - a research network focussed on sleeping sickness. In the HAT platform newsletter, Jen Palmer also published an article entitled 'Lessons on Rapid Diagnostic Tests from West Nile, Uganda', which can be read on page 13 here.
- Jen Palmer and Pete Kingsley presented a paper entitled 'Controlling disease amidst conflict and calm: the challenges of coordinating humanitarian responses to sleeping sickness in Southern Sudan, 1955-2005' at a Joint Humanitarian Policy Group/African Humanitarian Association symposium 'Learning from the past to shape the future: Lessons from the history of humanitarian action in Africa'.
- Rebekah Thompson is currently conducting fieldwork on a project instigated by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) on Cysticercosis in pigs in Central Uganda. This project is specifically investigating perceptions of disease amongst ILRI scientists, pig farmers, and pork butchers. It is also considering whether training introduced by ILRI has been effective in changing hygiene and sanitation practises and the reduction of disease on pig farms and in pork butchers.
- Shona Jane attended a British Council Workshop on 'Critical Health Social Sciences in Southern Africa' in Cape Town, South Africa.
- Michaela Hubmann published a post entitled 'Ebola in West Africa: The ‘new era’ of global public health, scapegoating, healthcare strengthening reforms and post-Ebola survival effects' on the Postgrads from the Edge blog.
- Pete Kingsley presented a paper at the International Studies Association conference in New Orleans entitled "Working towards ‘One Health’ – the hidden politics of breaking down barriers".
- Michaela Hubmann and Shona Jane Lee participated as invited panelists on Medsin Edinburgh's public debate on 'Neglected Disease: who's problem is it anyway?'
- James Smith published a post entitled "The politics of zoonotic diseases in Africa" on the Democracy in Africa blog.
- Pete Kingsley visited Zambia to plan workshops on the safe use of veterinary drugs.
- Pete Kingsley attended a British Council Workshop on 'One Health' at the Southern African Wildlife College in South Africa
- Michaela Hubmann joined us to begin a PhD studying the recent Ebola outbreaks in West Africa
- Pete Kingsley published an article on substandard and fake veterinary drugs in the journal Pastoralism. Pete also wrote about this same topic for The Conversation.
- Jennifer Palmer visited South Sudan archives in Juba as part of a research project into historical aspects of trypanosomiasis treatment and control.
- Shona Jane Lee and Pete Kingsley attended the WHO's 4th International meeting on the control of Neglected Zoonotic Diseases in Geneva.
- Jennifer Palmer attended the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene's Annual Meeting in New Orleans, presenting a poster entitled 'The importance of ‘opportunistic’ testing behaviour: understanding passive case detection success in human Africa trypanosomiasis (HAT) in an era of elimination.'
- Shona Jane Lee started a three-month ESRC-funded internship at the University of Cambridge's Centre for Science and Policy, where she will be co-ordinating the 'Big Data' Policy Challenge Programme'.
- Shona Jane Lee carried out fieldwork on mobile data collection tools for Veterinary health professionals, in collaboration with University of Edinburgh's Stamp Out Sleeping Sickness initiative in Northern Uganda, and Cojengo Ltd. in Kenya.
- Pete Kingsley attended the Pan-African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign’s ‘Consultative Workshop on Strategies, Recent Technical Advances and Mechanisms for Creating Effective Partnerships in T&T Management’. This took place in Livingstone, Zambia on September 8th-12th.
Shona Jane Lee gave a talked entitled 'Big Data for Disease Control: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Data Linkage and Management' at the Dealing with Data conference, part of the University of Edinburgh's Research Data Management Service Launch event, 2014.
- Pete Kingsley conducted fieldwork in Lusaka and Eastern Province in Zambia in partnership with the University of Zambia and Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority.
- We published a paper on 'One World-One Health and neglected zoonotic disease: Elimination, emergence and emergency in Uganda' in Social Science and Medicine.
- Simon Zappia conducted research in Kenya investigating how new technologies and scientific advancements can be effectively translated into marketable innovations. The focus of his work is how tsetse control might benefit human populations and livestock.
- Rebekah Thompson conducted fieldwork on a project instigated by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) on Cysticercosis in pigs in Vietnam and Uganda. This project will specifically investigate risk in the value chain, the role of women farmers, and global knowledge sharing.
- Our new research fellow. Dr. Jennifer Palmer, began working with us. Welcome to INZI, Jennifer!
- Anna Okello, Kevin Bardosh, and James Smith published a paper in PLoS NTDs entitled 'One Health: Past Successes and Future Challenges in Three African Contexts'.
- Alice Street, James Smith, and Ian Harper set out a research agenda for 'Diagnostics for Development' in a blog post, following up their January workshop on the same topic.
- Pete Kingsley conducted research in Nigeria in partnership with the Nigeria Institute for Trypanosomiasis And Onchocerciasis Research. In particular, Pete explored the issue of substandard and counterfeit trypanocides.
- Shona Jane Lee and Pete Kingsley participated in the ICONZ board management meeting on 13-14 March.
- James Smith presented at a symposium entitled 'The Post-2015 development challenges for Africa: what does it mean for health?' at the Centre of African Studies, University of Leeds on 12th March.
- Shona Jane Lee attended the Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Control roundtable meeting, hosted by the Co-ordinating Office for the Control of Trypanosomiasis in Uganda (COCTU), on 27th February in Kampala, Uganda.
- James Smith presented at the conference 'Mapping Science and Technology in Africa' at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, in Johannesburg, 12-15 February.
- James Smith and Pete Kingsley blogged about South Sudan, conflict, and neglected diseases.
- James Smith and Michelle Taylor published an article entitled "MDGs and NTDs: Reshaping the Global Health Agenda". They also blogged about the subject here.
- Michelle Taylor and Nadia Bemtgen attended the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative’s ten year anniversary event ‘Best Science for the Most Neglected: Where Do We Stand 10 Years On?’ at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, 4 - 5 December.
- James Smith attended the First Biennial Scientific Conference on Medicines Regulation in Africa in Johannesburg, 2-3 December.
- James Smith delivered the Global Health Academy Winter Lecture entitled 'Implications of the post Millennium Development Goal era on infectious disease research and control' on November 12th. See the full lecture here:
- Pete met with researchers studying the sterile insect technique at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna.
- Pete Kingsley attended the ISNTD Bites conference on October 15th, on vectors and surveillance for NTDs.
- We were joined by four new PhD students - Nadia Bemtgen, Rebekah Thompson, Shona Lee, and Simon Zappia. Learn more about them, and their interdisciplinary projects here.
- Michelle Taylor attended the Neglected Tropical Diseases Non-Governmental Development Organisations Network meeting in Brighton.
- Pete Kingsley attended the International Scientific Council for Research and Control of Trypanosomiasis Conference in Khartoum. During the same trip, Pete also visited Addis Ababa to visit the Southern Tsetse Eradication Project, the International Livestock Research Institute, and the Pan-African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign.
- Lawrence Dritsas attended the 24th International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine in Manchester, on the 22nd-28th July. He presented a paper entitled 'The Science and Medicine of African trypanosomiasis: a late colonial odyssey'.
- We hosted a panel on 'Neglected tropical diseases and African development' at the European Conference on African Studies, in Lisbon, June 27-29th.
- We travelled to East Africa to conduct preliminary research. In Kenya, we spoke to staff at ILRI, ICIPE, the Zoonotic Disease Unit, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, the Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign, and the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute's Trypanosomiasis Research Centre.
- In Uganda, we spoke to experts at Control of Trypanosomiasis in Uganda, Integrated Control of Neglected Zoonoses, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-Security, Makerere University, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries.
- In South Sudan, we spoke officials and staff at the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries, Malteser International, Médecins Sans Frontières, the World Bank, the World Health Organisation and Vétérinaires Sans Frontières.
- Michelle Taylor attended the The International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases' conference on Coinfections, at the Wellcome Trust in London, on 12th February 2013.
- Michelle Taylor and James Smith published their thoughts on 'Neglected Tropical Diseases and the Post-2015 Development Agenda'. See part two here.
- Pete Kingsley attended the International Medical Conference to Assess Progress and Shortcomings of Global Health Revolution for Neglected Patients, hosted by Médecins Sans Frontières, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Global Health Program, in New York on December 13th-14th.
- We attended the Neglected Diseases Research Symposium, hosted by the University's Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution on November 7th.
- Pete Kingsley attended the World Health Summit 2012, in Berlin.
- We attended the Global Health Academy Annual Conference, entitled 'Building the evidence base for global health interventions' on October 5th. Professor Welburn, Director of the Global Health Academy, delivered the closing reflect with Dr. Liz Grant.