Around 200 science enthusiasts flocked to hear Dr Alma Adler, Dr Ken Eames and Dr James Logan talk about their latest research at the annual Cheltenham Science Festival.
This year the festival, dubbed the ‘Glastonbury of science’, attracted 46,000 visitors and included exhibits, talks and interactive workshops on subjects as diverse as the botany of gin, the colour of music, and particle physics for beginners. Read more
Proportion of short trips taken by bus boosted, but overall distance walked remains the same.
Free bus travel for young people benefits the environment and may help curb road traffic injuries, according to an analysis of the free bus scheme for young Londoners, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Read more
People in India who walk or cycle to work are less likely to be overweight or obese, have diabetes or high blood pressure, according to new research published in PLOS Medicine.
These findings suggest that encouraging more people to use physically active modes of transport could reduce rates of important…
Nick Black, Professor of Health Services Research, and Dr Ben Goldacre, Wellcome Research Fellow at the School, have been selected for the inaugural Health Service Journal (HSJ) Clinical Leaders list. Read more
The UK Government has launched the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition. The independent group of influential experts will review research evidence and provide global leadership for investments and policies in agriculture to support nutrition and help eradicate hunger. Read more
Peter Piot reflects on the success and challenges of the AIDS pandemic, and how the response serves as a model for other global health threats
Great progress has been made in the global response to the AIDS epidemic, but these achievements are fragile because of ‘AIDS fatigue’ among funders, and public health and political leaders, according to Professor Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Read more
The London International Development Centre (LIDC) awarded grants to three cross-college research teams at the LIDC Bi-Annual Conference on 23 May. Academics from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine were involved in each of the three projects. Read more
Some of the world’s poorest countries have managed to cut maternal and young child mortality rates by half or more, according to a new Countdown to 2015 report produced by a global collaboration including the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, with Professor Joy Lawn on the report author team. However, there are still key areas such as newborn mortality, undernutrition, and access to family planning that need to be urgently addressed. Read more
Former Diploma in Tropical Nursing Lecturer at the School, Khalil Dale MBE, has been awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal.
Abducted and killed in Pakistan while working for the British Red Cross in 2012, Khalil Dale was posthumously awarded the prize by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) after three decades devoted to helping people in crisis around the world. Read more
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has just awarded two more Fellowships, jointly funded by the Wellcome Trust and the School through the Institutional Strategic Support Fund. The successful applicants are Clare Chandler, Faculty of Public Health and Policy, who works on evaluation of complex health interventions in low-income settings, and Lisa Dawson, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, who works on Clostridium difficile and its links to antibiotic-associated diarrhoea.