Views from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

All posts by Giorgio DeFaveri

LSHTM on the bookshelf – February 2012

February brings us three new LSHTM books featuring alcohol, human rights and veterinary expeditions. Read more

LSHTM on the bookshelf – January 2012

New year, new books. This month sees two books authored or edited by LSHTM staff. Working In International Health, by Dr Kate Mandeville, currently “Book of the Month” of the Royal Society of Medicine – Global Health, is a practical guide to international health for those wanting to work in low and middle-income countries but with little experience of working in those settings. Read more

Locally produced diagnostics the key for better health outcomes

Professor Rosanna Peeling and Dr Ruth McNerney produced an important report identifying the obstacles to producing diagnostic tests and devices in developing countries. The report - Increasing Access to Diagnostics Through Technology Transfer and Local Production -forms an integral part of a wider WHO project to support the local production of medicines. Read more

LSHTM on the bookshelf – November 2011

On top of making the LSHTM a leading institution in teaching and research, the School’s researchers are also engaged in informing the wider public through their publications. Read more

A tour of loos from across the globe for World Toilet Day

Toilet humour and the worldwide sanitation crisis will both be centre stage on World Toilet Day on Saturday November 19. The SHARE consortium, led by LSHTM, has compiled an online gallery for the day to show the range of unhygienic and clean toilets used worldwide – from open defecation sites to…

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LSHTM on the bookshelf – October 2011

Excellence in education is a cornerstone of the School’s mission to improve health worldwide; seven newly published books, written by LSHTM researchers, highlight once more its commitment to increase understanding of the world of public health. Read more

A Royal visit from Japan

The School was delighted to welcome His Imperial Highness Prince Hitachi, a member of the Japanese Imperial House and younger brother of Emperor Akihito. Read more

LSHTM on the bookshelf – September 2011

This month sees a new publication by The King’s Fund and edited by LSHTM’s Nicholas Mays and Lorelei Jones, with the contribution of Pauline Allen. Read more

Statistician awarded prize for science writing

Michael Wallace, PhD student at the LSHTM, has been awarded the runner-up prize for the Max Perutz Science Writing Award at an official ceremony at the Royal Society in Central London. Read more