Intimate partner violence among men who have sex with men is linked to a greater risk of mental and physical health symptoms, substance misuse, and HIV positive status, according to new research led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
The study, published in PLOS Medicine , found that…
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has been named as one of the 10 UK universities, six in London, included in the world’s top 100 universities according to assessment of reputation, published today by the Times Higher Education Reputation Rankings.
The master ‘switch’ that triggers sexual development of the malaria parasite has been discovered through research co-led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
While asexual forms of the parasite replicate continuously in blood cells and cause the malaria disease, it is only when they develop male…
£2.2 million has been awarded to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine by the Medical Research Council for bioinformatics research.
The funding, which was announced last week by the Minister for Science and Universities, the Rt Hon David Willetts, is part of a £9 million package awarded…
Removing patient fees for public sector healthcare in rural Ghana improved health seeking behaviour, lowered out-of-pocket spending, and reduced anaemia but only in a group of children with the poorest health, according to a new study published in the Journal of Development Economics.
The study, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, contributes to the long-standing debate on user fees in Africa and is one of the first studies of a health financing intervention to report on objective measures of child health status. Read more
New research reveals that South Africa has the greatest rate of high blood pressure reported among people aged 50 and over for any country in the world, at any time in history.
Survey data analysed by researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the University of…
Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, this week received the Prince Mahidol Award 2013 in the field of Public Health, from Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Health Security Office of Thailand.
A school-based malaria screening and treatment program in rural coastal Kenya had no benefits on the health and education of school children, according to a study in PLOS Medicine.
The study, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, included 5,233 children from 101 government schools. Read more
Welcome to The Boot, a new blog series about the School’s guided history walks programme. On these tours, Boot will be our ‘shoe leather epidemiologist’ on the pavement and will record highlights and feedback.
The idea for walks with a public health component originated in the Centre for History in Public Health and was the first specifically themed programme of its type in London – now celebrating its first decade. Walks are free, thanks to a grant from the Wellcome Trust. Read more
The School has been awarded several grants from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Department of Health.
The funding, which totals over £10m, will be held in partnership with Public Health England and used to form three new Health Protection Research Units (HPRUs) aimed at strengthening research across a range of public health priority areas.