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Winning the war on global health issues means leading from the front

By Professor Richard Smith, Dean of the Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

The 2014 Ebola outbreak killed over 11,000 people. It devastated communities, sparked global panic, and brought national health systems to a stand-still. The human and economic cost was…

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Letter from Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to London HE institutions

 6 July 2016

Dear Colleague

I received a number of letters from London’s universities and from London Higher and Universities UK at the start of my Mayoralty. I greatly appreciated this and look forward to working with you over the coming years.

I know the referendum result will be…

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Alumni Profile: Dr Boniface Francis Kalanda

Senior Programme Specialist (Monitoring) at the UNICEF Headquarters in New York, Dr Boniface Francis Kalanda told us about why getting a MSc Public Health (Health Systems Management) via distance learning from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine was challenging, but worthwhile; the strong relationships he made whilst studying…

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FCO Events: Women in the United Nations

From 15 to 17 November 2016, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) together with the United Nations (UN) and others is organising a number of events in London, Birmingham and Durham aimed at encouraging senior level British women to consider jobs at the UN. Speakers will include the World Health…

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Alumni Profile: Molly Williams

MSc Global Health Policy (2015) alumna and Senior Advisor in Business Development and Partnerships at Oxfam America, Molly Williams tells us about studying via distance learning at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the University of London, whilst living in three different countries over three years.

Why…

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Short course: “Epidemiological evaluation of vaccines: efficacy, safety and policy”

Epidemiological research has become an important tool in assessing vaccine protection. Although there are several courses specialising in vaccinology, there remains a gap in teaching about advanced epidemiological tools for vaccine evaluation. This course fills that gap, providing an in-depth training on current methods used in the evaluation of…

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New short course: “Issues in global non-communicable diseases: from research to policy”

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as cardiovascular disease and cancer, are responsible for the greatest burden of death and disability globally. No longer viewed as diseases of affluence, NCDs are of critical importance to all countries and are firmly on the global political agenda. Successfully addressing the complex causes of…

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Free online course: Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is offering a new online course, Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents: from Evidence to Action. The course is free and open to healthcare professionals or anyone working in a health organisation, including alumni from the School.
The course, which…

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Ebola in context: new free online course launched

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is launching its first free online course with the help of its partners FutureLearn.
This two-week free interdisciplinary course looks at the science behind the Ebola outbreak, to understand why it has occurred on this scale and how it can be…

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