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
School researchers have joined a new BBSRC-funded
multidisciplinary network of veterinary vaccinology experts to help in the fight against animal diseases, some of which have the potential to spread to humans.
The UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network will draw together major UK research institutes to enhance the uptake of new technologies in order to design, develop and deliver safe and effective next-generation vaccines against new and (re)-emerging diseases.
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…