Ways to overcome the challenges faced by vaccination in Africa – including how rolling out decisions are made, acceptance issues, and ensuring that all children are reached – were discussed by School staff and experts from RESULTS UK last week. Read more
Children with disabilities are being denied an education across the developing world, according to a new report from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the child rights organisation, Plan International.
Research – led by Dr Hannah Kuper, Director of the School’s International Centre for Evidence in Disability – found that children with disabilities are 10 times less likely to attend school than children without disabilities. Even when children with disabilities do access education, they often fall behind their peers. Read more
Having sex within a committed relationship or sex which is emotionally or psychologically connected are the most important things gay and bisexual men look for in their sex life, according to new research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
While a large body of research has sought to understand HIV transmission risk behaviours among gay men, bisexual men and other men who have sex with men, less attention has been paid to their wider sexual health and wellbeing. This new study, published in BMC Public Health, is among the first to provide evidence that will inform HIV prevention work that supports a more holistic sense of sexual wellbeing. Read more
It's been a bumper year for media coverage at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. These are the top 10 highlights from 2013. Read more
Professor Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, has been selected to receive the Prince Mahidol Award 2013 in the field of Public Health, together with Dr Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank.
The Prince Mahidol Award was established by the Government of Thailand in honour of His Royal Highness Prince Mahidol of Songkla. The 2013 Awards will be conferred at a conference and ceremony to take place in the Grand Palace in Bangkok on 28 January 2014. Read more
By Mandip Aujla, Communications & Development Officer, Health Policy and Planning Journal ++
In November, the School welcomed international researchers and ministry of health officials from nine countries, representatives from Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, WHO, DfID and CDC, and academics from various institutions to a two-day conference on new vaccine introductions. Read more
By Nina Cromeyer Dieke
Foreign Bodies, Common Ground is a new exhibition at Wellcome Collection that explores the junctions between health research and art, including interactions with local communities.
Our researchers displayed a remarkable range of creative skills at this year’s Festival, engaging over 1100 people with their work through the mediums of movement, spoken word and animation!
For those who had always wished that books could talk, the School hosted the Living Library on 18 October. Visitors…
A new multimillion-pound project is underway to speed the development of new vaccines, drugs and microbicides to combat tuberculosis, HIV, malaria, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine will work with 17 research partners in 10 countries as part of the…
Flusurvey, run by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, has teamed up with the British Science Association to monitor the spread of the flu virus in schools at a national level for the first time.
Young people are being encouraged to become ‘citizen scientists’ by signing up to the survey and sharing data about how they feel every week. The project will provide critical insight into the spread of flu and engage young people first-hand in science. Read more