By Oliver Cumming, Friday 10 October, 2014: Today the journal Lancet Global Health published the results of a cluster-randomised controlled trial for the effect of sanitation on a range of health outcomes in a rural setting in Odisha state in eastern India . Read more
Dr Chris Smith, MRC Research Fellow in Population Health at the School, was shortlisted for the 2014 MRC Max Perutz Science Writing Award, just missing out on the top prize. Here is his essay... Read more
Thirty PhD studentships will be available annually for the next five years in the areas of health, agriculture and food security, industrial biotechnology and bioenergy, funded by a £15 million grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). Read more
Leading health experts have urged EU Member States to “mobilise all possible resources” to assist West Africans in controlling the Ebola epidemic, in an open letter published in The Lancet.
The letter is signed by 44 prominent academics, clinicians, and health professionals from 16 European countries, including Martin McKee, Professor of European Public Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and President Elect of the European Public Health Association. Read more
Dr Seyi Soremekun has been awarded a sought-after place on the Royal Society’s MP Pairing Scheme. The Scheme builds connections between parliamentarians, civil servants and research scientists, and Dr Soremekun has been partnered with Steve Pound, the Member for Parliament for Ealing North.
This year’s scheme is…
To tackle the challenges involved in ensuring access to evidence-based interventions for those with mental health problems globally, six policy actions have been combined with real-world examples of mental health innovations, in a new paper published in Health Affairs.
The paper, written by some of the leading voices in global mental health, expands on a report originally presented at the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) in Doha in December 2013. Read more
The School’s Dr Rashida Ferrand and Dr Adam Kucharski have been awarded Engaging Science funding from the Wellcome Trust, highly competitive grants that will allow them to collaborate with young people and healthcare workers in innovate and creative ways.
Dr Ferrand’s International Engagement Award project, starting this September…
By Rebecca Tremain: You might have thought you were seeing double at this year’s Annual Mosquito Day celebrations. Alongside the traditional Binkie mascot, there was a real live dog to help the event go with a swing (or a wag of the tail).
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