weka utamangisa, tikatamanga awili, tifikapatali" - When
you run alone, you run fast. When you run together, you run further - Zambian Proverb
October 2022: The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene awarded Sir Alimuddin Zumla their highest mark of distinction - The Sir Patrick Manson Medal. This is a historic moment since it is the first time in a hundred years the Royal Society of TMH have awarded the very prestigious accolade to an ethnic minority scientist! The award is given every 3 years. There have been 33 winners since 1922, all distinguished Caucasian researchers from UK, Europe and USA. We warmly applaud Sir Ali. Let’s celebrate history being made and Sir Ali’s exceptional role model.
October 2021: Sir Ali has been awarded the Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Prize. The Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Prize aims to reward an individual in recognition of his/her outstanding achievements in advancing health research and capacity development in Africa with significant impact on the wellbeing of the African population.
August 2020: Sir Ali has been awarded the Mahathir Science Award: Tropical Medicine - Award Recipient. The most prestigious international award in Tropical Sciences was presented to Sir Alimuddin in recognition of his world leading efforts towards solving health problems in the Tropics.
Oct 2018: UNZA-UCLMS is delighted to announce that 'Sir Ali' has been awarded the Union Medal at the 49th Annual Conference of the Union Against Tuberculosis & Lung Disease, in The Hague, The Netherlands, this week. Links: Press release, Acceptance Speech
Mar 2018: UNZA-UCLMS launch World TB Day series in Lancet Infectious Diseases. Link: UCL news
Jun 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. Links: Press release
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. Links: EDCTP
May 2016: UNZA-UCLMS Founding Director Prof Alimuddin Zumla award honorary doctorate by the Karolinska Institutet, their highest honour. Links: Karolinska Institutet
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. Links: UCLH News
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. Links: PubMed, Lancet Infect Dis
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. Links: Cold Spring Harbor Press
Oct 2014: Alimuddin Zumla awarded Mackay Medal by Royal Society for Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. Links: UCL, Biomedical Research Centre
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
3rd-4th April 2014: Professor Zumla commences appointment to EDCTP Strategic Advisor Group. For this and other EDCTP news see newsletter.
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. Links: THE AWARDS, UCL News