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UK ME/CFS Biobank at LSHTM

Written by Klea Isufi

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), otherwise known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), causes severe and debilitating fatigue with painful muscles and joints, disordered sleep, gastric disturbances, and poor memory and concentration among other symptoms. In some cases, a viral infection, such as glandular fever, is linked to the…

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Health Risks From Wastewater and Food Contamination: What Can We Do?

Written by PhD student Prince Antwi-Agyei for the SHARE Consortium.

Have you ever wondered why people continue to use wastewater for vegetable farming and other purposes?

Wastewater can pose health risks to consumers and farmers of irrigated produce, such as diarrhoeal diseases and helminth infections. While we know there…

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The Inequality Question Project

Facilitating challenging conversations and action to raise awareness and create change on global inequality issues.

The Inequality Question is a unique project to debate global inequality issues. On the last Thursday of each month – #ThoughtfulThursday – children formerly or currently living on the streets of Uganda choose one inequality question to…

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Houston we have a project: Stefanie Mercado Altman on her summer with Harris County

This past year, my feet and my mind have transversed three major cities.

I departed New York, my home, to seek an MSc in Public Health at the School back in September 2015 in London. I spent an incredible 9 months there in growing both professionally and personally and making…

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Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit: Showcasing successful collaborations in Tanzania

The Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (MITU) was set up in 2006 as a joint initiative of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Tanzania National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR). MITU was established with special funding from the UK Medical Research Councilnow largely self- supporting through research grant…

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TEDx Talk Dr. Mahaveer Golechha

Mahaveer Golechha – TED talk and profile

We are thrilled to share this TEDx talk from MSc Health Policy, Planning and Finance graduate Mahaveer Golecha.

Mahaveer is currently an Assistant Professor at the Public Health Foundation of India. He also works with a number of public health institutes in India including the Indian government and the WHO…

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Fit Cities and London’s Olympic Legacy

The School is a member of London Universities International Partnership, a group of London Universities that work with the Mayor of London’s office promote the London Universities International Partnership Showcase event in QatarUK’s capital city as a top destination for education, culture and tourism. Earlier this year 14 London universities, including the School, visited UAE and Qatar as part of a special showcase exhibition. The exhibition included an installation, based on the River Thames, including interactive panels showing how London’s universities are educating the next generation of city leaders, educators, planners, creatives medical researchers and builders. Themes included:

  • Media City, Cultural Capital
  • Smart Governance and Policy Innovation
  • The Innovation Eco System
  • Fit Cities & Sporting Legacy (as represented by the School’s panel)
  • Creating and Growing Future Leaders
  • Food for the Future: Securing the Safety of the World Food Supply
  • Product Design
  • Planning & Designing Smart Buildings
  • Entrepreneurship: Growing the Smart City.
Researchers at the School are involved in Fit Cities, an international collaboration of planners, designers, developers, and public health professionals. Fit Cities explores how building design and policy decisions can make communities healthier, helping prevent diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Read more

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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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Building capacity in measurement, learning and evaluation for maternal and newborn health

Lessons from the Technical Resource Centre: trust, working alongside each other and early collaboration
In the target year of the Millennium Development Goals and as the Sustainable Development Goals are formulated, all countries need to strengthen capacity in high quality measurement and evaluation of implementation efforts in order to base…

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