Shivani Mathur Gaiha, a first year PhD student at the School, has been Highly Commended as a runner-up by the Queen’s Young Leaders Award.
The Award celebrates extraordinary people aged 18-29, selected from across all 53 countries of the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives. Read more
Martin McKee, Professor of European Public Health at the School, has been presented with the 2015 Donabedian International Award for his contribution to healthcare excellence at a ceremony in the Palau de la Música de Barcelona. Read more
Up to 5,000 new Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections occur in Egypt annually as a result of mother-to-child transmission, according to a new study by researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q), published in the journal Hepatology. Read more
Written by guest blogger Sophie Poklewski Koziell, Governor at Route 39 Academy, Devon
Dr Alan Dangour, one of the Academy’s Fellows, visited us this week to lead three sessions as part of our students’ Healthy Living Project. Dr Dangour is a Reader in Food and Nutrition for Global Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and also a Senior Research Fellow in agriculture and nutrition at the UK Department for International Development.
But what exactly does that all mean to a teenager? Read more
If you read your thesis aloud, you’d be lucky if you got through it in under nine hours. Could you summarise it in just three minutes?
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition challenges research degree students to do just that, and we are now open for entries! Read more
Reducing the number of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine doses from three to two, is likely to be a cost effective move, according to research carried out by the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Immunisation at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, in partnership with Public Health England. Read more
The School has hosted 27 work experience students through the Young Scientists Programme since January 2014. The majority of students came from local state schools and colleges in Camden, Westminster and Islington, and their teachers are unanimous in their praise of the scheme.
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Kenya-based INFORM team have been awarded a grant of £4.2 million from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to strengthen the use of data in malaria policy-making. Read more
Nick Black, Professor of Health Services Research, has been named as one of the ‘top 100 people with the greatest influence on health policy and the NHS’ by HSJ.
The annual list highlights who will wield the most influence in healthcare in the coming 12 months. Prof Black is among those acknowledged by HSJ as established players in the health world, whose expertise and opinions are likely to be sought by the UK government. Read more
A new standard global measure of disability has been published, allowing better understanding of impairment levels around the world.
According to researchers from the International Centre for Evidence in Disability at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the disability charity CBM, the new tool will help policy makers, service providers and researchers to improve planning and advocacy for better inclusion of disabled adults and children across society. Read more