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 . Read more
Thirty PhD studentships will be available annually for the next five years in the areas of health, agriculture and food security, industrial biotechnology and bioenergy, funded by a £15 million grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). Read more
Leading health experts have urged EU Member States to “mobilise all possible resources” to assist West Africans in controlling the Ebola epidemic, in an open letter published in The Lancet.
The letter is signed by 44 prominent academics, clinicians, and health professionals from 16 European countries, including Martin McKee, Professor of European Public Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and President Elect of the European Public Health Association. Read more
Dr Seyi Soremekun has been awarded a sought-after place on the Royal Society’s MP Pairing Scheme. The Scheme builds connections between parliamentarians, civil servants and research scientists, and Dr Soremekun has been partnered with Steve Pound, the Member for Parliament for Ealing North.
This year’s scheme is…
The School’s Dr Rashida Ferrand and Dr Adam Kucharski have been awarded Engaging Science funding from the Wellcome Trust, highly competitive grants that will allow them to collaborate with young people and healthcare workers in innovate and creative ways.
Dr Ferrand’s International Engagement Award project, starting this September…
Bill Gates visits our malaria vector control trials site in Tanzania
By Professor Mark Rowland: Bill Gates made a special visit on 25 July to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s malaria vector research programme in Moshi, northern Tanzania. Read more
A new study has tracked how the dominance of language that first appeared in tobacco industry’s submissions gradually crept into the final drafts of the European tobacco directive passed by the European parliament earlier this year. Using a word coding technique, researchers tracked how the European Commission’s drafts…
Tuberculosis (TB) control remains an important global issue, with 8.6 million TB cases reported by the World Health Organization in 2012 and 1.3 million deaths from the disease. Over 95% of tuberculosis deaths occur in low-and-middle-income countries.
Writing in an article for The Lancet, the…
The system of Maternal and Perinatal Death Review in Tanzania focuses too much on reporting mechanisms, and undermines opportunities to improve quality of care at hospital level, according to new research published in Tropical Medicine & International Health. Researchers found evidence suggesting a dysfunction in the established system, with poor…