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Prof Martin MvKee is awarded the 2015 Donabedian International Award

Martin McKee receives healthcare excellence award

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

Mother-to-child transmission responsible annually for up to 5,000 new Hepatitis C virus infections among Egyptian children

Hepatitis C virus Credit: Flickr/AJC1Up 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

Switch to two dose HPV vaccine schedule is cost effective

Lesion in human cervical epithelium infected with human papilloma virus (HPV16). Credit: MRC NIMR, Wellcome ImagesReducing 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

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New global measure of disability to guide better inclusion in society for impaired people

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

MRI scan of a person with ALS

New study may change the way researchers look at ALS in future

The onset of the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or motor neurone disease) could be a multistep process similar to some cancers, according to research published in The Lancet Neurology. The disease leads to relentless, progressive paralysis of voluntary muscles over months, with an affected person having an average life expectancy of two to five years. Read more

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School ranked highly in US News best global universities

141016-large-globalu-badge-graphicIn November 2014, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine was ranked  #91 of all universities in the world by US News Best Global Universities Rankings. In the four subject rankings in which it appeared, the School was ranked #26 in clinical medicine, #17 in immunology, #42 in microbiology, and #3 in the world, after Harvard and Johns Hopkins, for social science and public health. The School is now highly rated in a number of world rankings. In May 2014,  we were rated in the top 10 of all universities both for citation rate and for top cited publications by the new EU-supported U-Multirank database, and fourth in the world, behind only the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oxford and Harvard, for impact in medical sciences in the Leiden Ranking 2014*. Read more

Hong Kong newspaper reports on Prof Peter Piot's visit to symposium, Oct 2014

School experts visit Hong Kong for 2014 East-West Alliance Global Symposia

This week marked the 2014 East-West Alliance Global Symposia, a two-day event aimed at promoting collaboration and the exchange of knowledge between Asia, Europe and North America. Read more

Nick Black and Ben Goldacre included in top 100 clinical leaders for second year running

Nick Black and Ben GoldacreHealth Service Journal (HSJ) has included two experts from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in a list of 100 individuals making the greatest impact on health policy, service transformation, and innovation. Nick Black, Professor of Health Services Research, and Dr Ben Goldacre, Wellcome Research Fellow at the School, were honoured by the HSL’s Clinical Leaders list for the second year running. Read more

Boy collecting clean water from a pond sand filter, Islampu village, Koyra, Bangladesh, 2011

Trial shows stronger sanitation interventions are needed to realise potential health gains

By Oliver Cumming, Friday 10 October, 2014: Today the journal Lancet Global Health published the results of a cluster-randomised controlled trial for the effect of sanitation on a range of health outcomes in a rural setting in Odisha state in eastern India [1]. Read more