News from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Prof Martin MvKee is awarded the 2015 Donabedian International Award

Martin McKee receives healthcare excellence award

Martin McKee, Professor of European Public Health at the School, has been presented with the 2015 Donabedian International Award for his contribution to healthcare excellence at a ceremony in the Palau de la Música de Barcelona. Read more

Mother-to-child transmission responsible annually for up to 5,000 new Hepatitis C virus infections among Egyptian children

Hepatitis C virus Credit: Flickr/AJC1Up to 5,000 new Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections occur in Egypt annually as a result of mother-to-child transmission, according to a new study by researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q), published in the journal Hepatology. Read more

Switch to two dose HPV vaccine schedule is cost effective

Lesion in human cervical epithelium infected with human papilloma virus (HPV16). Credit: MRC NIMR, Wellcome ImagesReducing the number of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine doses from three to two, is likely to be a cost effective move, according to research carried out by the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Immunisation at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, in partnership with Public Health England. Read more

School awarded 4.2 million GBP to support malaria control

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Kenya-based INFORM team have been awarded a grant of £4.2 million from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to strengthen the use of data in malaria policy-making. Read more

Nick Black named 100 most influential on English health policy and NHS

Nick BlackNick Black, Professor of Health Services Research, has been named as one of the ‘top 100 people with the greatest influence on health policy and the NHS’ by HSJ. The annual list highlights who will wield the most influence in healthcare in the coming 12 months. Prof Black is among those acknowledged by HSJ as established players in the health world, whose expertise and opinions are likely to be sought by the UK government. Read more

Building the Evidence in Disability report covers

New global measure of disability to guide better inclusion in society for impaired people

A new standard global measure of disability has been published, allowing better understanding of impairment levels around the world. According to researchers from the International Centre for Evidence in Disability at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the disability charity CBM, the new tool will help policy makers, service providers and researchers to improve planning and advocacy for better inclusion of disabled adults and children across society. Read more