June 2017: UNZA-UCLMS is delighted to announce that Prof Alimuddin Zumla has been honoured with a Knighthood by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his many years of exceptional service for public health and combatting infectious diseases.
May 2017: UNZA-UCLMS is sad to announce the demise of one of our founding directors, Prof Chifumbe Chintu, on the 4th May 2017. May his soul resit in peace and our deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Mar 2017: Prof Alimuddin Zumla awarded prestigious NIHR Senior Investigator Award
Nov 2016: UNZA-UCLMS wins 'Outstanding Research Team' Award at Eight EDCTP Forum in Lusaka
May 2016: UNZA-UCLMS Founding Director Prof Alimuddin Zumla award honorary doctorate by the Karolinska Institutet, their highest honour.
Apr 2015: Inaugural meeting of the newly formed Africa-Europe Host Directed therapies network - Cape Town, Apr 2015
Mar 2015: Matthew Bates & Aaron Shibemba present UNZA-UCLMS autopsy data at the first Asian-African Mycobacteriology Congress in Isfahan, Iran.
Mar 2015: Prof Zumla wins award for World Class research for both the UNZA-UCLMS collaboration and the RiD-RTI project
Mar 2015: Bates et al... publish landmark autopsy study in Lancet Infectious Diseases showing alarming levels of missed TB and MDR-TB infections as causes of death among hospital admissions
Jan 2015: Zambian nation goes to the polls to elect new president - at UNZA-UCLMS we would encourage any new government to increase the budget for local research activities
Nov 2014: Alimuddin Zumla (UCL), Stefan Kauffman (Max Plank) and Eric Rubin (Harvard) have co-edited a new comprehensive TB book with Cold Spring Harbour press.
Oct 2014: Alimuddin Zumla awarded Mackay Medal by Royal Society for Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
2nd Sept 2014: Prof Zumla, Ziad Memish and collaborators launch Lancet series on emerging respiratory infections
May 2014: UCL and Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health launch Lancet Mass Gatherings Medicine series in Geneva
24th March 2014: Baron Lord Patel of Blackburn hosts Professor Zumla and international delegates visiting the U.K to present at the UCL/LSHTM World TB Day symposium, for a tour of the House of Lords and House of Commons.
21st March 2014: Professor Zumla collaborates with Andrew George MP and Baroness Masham to publish a tuberculosis commentary in the Lancet (PDF) to mark World TB Day 2014 (24th March). Univeristy College London and The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine will hold an exciting day of talks held in the John Snow Lecture Theatre, on Keppel Street in Bloomsbury, London. The event is FREE. To register click here.
29th Nov 2013: UNZA-UCLMS wins the 'Best International Collaboration' award the Times Higher Education AWARDS in a lavish ceremony at the Grosvenor Palace Ballroom. Prof Ali Zumla was accompanied by Dr Matthew Bates and other members of the ADAT study team. A huge thanks and congratulations go out Prof Michael Hoelscher, Leonard Maboko, Petra Clowes and the Tanzanian project team, and also to Peter Mwaba, Dr Nathan Kapata and the Zambian project team.
Watch the UNZA-UCLMS World TB Day presentation here