Views from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Archive for 05/2012

Checklist to improve care for mothers and babies

There are hopes that a special checklist will make childbirth safer for mothers and babies after a study showed it improved delivery practices in hospitals. Researchers including Dr Priya Agrawal, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Clinical Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, developed the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist, which includes practices such as hand washing, infection management, postpartum bleeding assessment, and breastfeeding. The team then observed staff at a hospital in Karnataka, India for compliance with the checklist. Read more

Library book rescuers raise funds for education in Africa

In 2011 the Library & Archives Service asked our academic colleagues for help in assessing whether to keep or withdraw over 7,500 books dating from 1900-1970. As so many people helped with this project, we thought you would be interested in knowing what happened to the items we withdrew from stock. Read more

New evidence on measuring kidney function

Chronic kidney disease affects one in 10 of the adult population in the UK. Kidney disease causes hypertension, contributes to heart attacks and strokes, and is a marker for progression to dialysis. Read more

Olympic Park

Getting set for London 2012

Olympic ParkWith less than 3 months to go until the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, we are warming up and getting ready to be involved in the ‘greatest show on earth’. Welcoming 10,000 athletes and hundreds of thousands of visitors, the Games are a huge global gathering. They also provide a platform to raise the School’s profile, inspire our students, alumni & visitors, build existing and new partnerships, and highlight the relevance of our work in global and public health. Read more

In memoriam: Amanda Berger

Students and staff have paid tribute to Amanda Berger, who passed away on 14 April from an acute viral infection. Amanda was studying for her MSc in Public Health. Read more