Bill Gates visits our malaria vector control trials site in Tanzania
By Professor Mark Rowland: Bill Gates made a special visit on 25 July to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s malaria vector research programme in Moshi, northern Tanzania. Read more
Edited from a post by Sam Alsford: Today, thousands of students received their A-level results. Earlier this summer, Matt Rogers and I hosted a group of year 12 students from Dulwich College at our lab in Keppel Street for an intense two days of lab work, talks and tours – ‘from molecules to cells to insects’. The idea was to give them a taste of what scientific research is like and to show them the application of some of the techniques they’ve been studying at A-level. Read more
A new study has tracked how the dominance of language that first appeared in tobacco industry’s submissions gradually crept into the final drafts of the European tobacco directive passed by the European parliament earlier this year. Using a word coding technique, researchers tracked how the European Commission’s drafts…
Tuberculosis (TB) control remains an important global issue, with 8.6 million TB cases reported by the World Health Organization in 2012 and 1.3 million deaths from the disease. Over 95% of tuberculosis deaths occur in low-and-middle-income countries.
Writing in an article for The Lancet, the…
Early immunisations and skilled birth attendance are key factors in explaining why some low-and-middle-income countries are reducing child mortality faster than others, according to a new series of studies published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.
Reducing maternal and child mortality is a priority in…
The system of Maternal and Perinatal Death Review in Tanzania focuses too much on reporting mechanisms, and undermines opportunities to improve quality of care at hospital level, according to new research published in Tropical Medicine & International Health. Researchers found evidence suggesting a dysfunction in the established system, with poor…
Electronic cigarettes are currently at the centre of an intense regulatory debate, generating significant interest from the media and the public. The discussion centres on whether e-cigarettes encourage smoking, and whether they should be banned, regulated as consumer products or tobacco products, as medicines, or a combination of different…
Martin McKee, Professor of European Public Health, has been awarded the prestigious Alwyn Smith Prize from the Faculty of Public Health for his outstanding contribution to public health in the UK and globally over the past 30 years.
The School recently celebrated national Universities Week, running events to spark conversations about the relevance of our research and its everyday impact on people’s lives.
Have you ever wished that books could explain their stories to you, rather than sitting silently in your hands? On 10 June, 45 visitors flocked to Keppel Street to borrow ten walking, talking, living books (our researchers!) at the Living Library. Read more