First LIDC Bi-Annual Conference

LIDC‘Five years of interdisciplinary research in development – looking back and looking forward’ London International Development Centre (LIDC) invites its members from the Bloomsbury Colleges to their first Bi-Annual Conference, to celebrate five years of successful interdisciplinary research in international development and to look forward.  Highlights of the programme include: What is interdisciplinary research in international development? How to run successful interdisciplinary projects? MDGs post 2015 – what role for academic institutions? Read more

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Research on the changing English National Health Service

Researchers from the School’s Department of Health Services Research and Policy have been undertaking research concerning the restructuring of the English NHS, which started under the previous government and continues under the UK’s current Coalition government.  This is a subject of keen interest in the UK, as it…

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mHealth in Practice: Mobile technology for health promotion in the developing world

mhealth Patricia Mechael, who completed her PhD at LSHTM in 2006 on the health-related uses of mobile phones in Egypt, recently published a co-edited volume with Jonathan Donner from Microsoft Research entitled: *mHealth in Practice: Mobile technology for health promotion in the Developing World*. She is Executive Director of the mHealth Alliance hosted by the UN Foundation and a faculty member at the Earth Institute and School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Read more

LSHTM Graduation 2012

Congratulations to the class of 2012

It’s London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Graduation week.

On Tuesday over 70 of our distance learning alumni attended the University of London International Programmes Graduation at the London Barbican. Tonight over 150 students, alumni and staff from are attending our annual distance learning reception and tomorrow over…

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Free eLearning course on Malnutrition

malnutritionThe London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has a long-standing reputation in advancing knowledge about the prevention and treatment of malnutrition. The ‘Ten Steps’ of treatment were set in motion and developed at the School, and the WHO guidelines for managing severe malnutrition were crafted to a significant extent by School alumni. The International Malnutrition Task Force is also strongly linked with the School and, together with Southampton University, has developed an on-line course which is freely available to train health workers across the world in the management of severe acute malnutrition. Read more

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Celebrating John Snow’s Bicentenary

Inspired by the pioneering work of medical detective John Snow, who traced the source of a deadly cholera outbreak in 1850s London to a water pump in Soho, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is opening its doors to the public with an exhibition celebrating his work and…

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Generating Political Priority for Neonatal Mortality Reduction in Bangladesh

Alumnus, Uzma Syed, has been mentioned for her work with Save the Children in a paper recently published in the American Journal of Public Health.  The paper ‘Generating Political Priority for Neonatal Mortality Reduction in Bangladesh’ was led by Jeremy Shiffman, PhD, American University, Washington, DC and Sharmina Sultana, MBA…

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Going the distance: The new trend for distance learning

Enas copyInspiring alumnus, Enas Newire, was recently featured in an article in the Independent highlighting the surge in popularity of taking a degree by Distance Learning at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Taking the Msc Infectious Diseases by Distance learning allowed Enas to gain invaluable experience in a lab whist gaining a highly accredited qualification (not to mention getting married and having a baby at the same time).  This combination gave her the edge over other candidates when applying for funding for her PhD at UCL, which she is currently pursuing. Read more

Alumni v Students and Staff Pub Quiz: The Rematch

Albert-Einstein-008 Date: Thursday 7 March 2013 Time: 6:00 pm Venue: Canal 125, 125 Caledonian Road, London , N1 9RG Join us at London's Canal 125 for the ultimate battle of the brains. Last year, a team of alumni took the title of quiz-masters - can they retain their prize? Read more

Emerging Themes in Epidemiology: Open Access journal trains student editors

Epidemiology is a constantly evolving field. From John Snow’s investigations of the spatial distribution of cholera cases in London more than 150 years ago, to modern-day whole genome association studies, epidemiology has a rich history of developing new methods of inquiry into the causes of ill-health and…

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