Views from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Group celebrates 40 years of research on improving health in the developing world

From studies evaluating HIV prevention and treatment strategies to randomised trials of new drugs against neglected tropical diseases, a 40-year-old research group based at the School has been working hard to improve the health of people in developing countries. Launching its 40th birthday celebrations, the Tropical Epidemiology Group has recently published its biennial report which highlights the wide variety of work its members have been involved in throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America in 2009-10.  Read more

Graduation week celebrations at LSHTM

Family and friends gathered in March to watch the School's Diploma Presentation Ceremony in the Logan Hall at the Institute of Education, where 380 of the 800 MSc graduates from London-based and distance learning courses in 2010 were honoured for their academic achievements. Read more

Regenerating community under New Labour

Andrew Wallace (HSRP) has written a book, Remaking Community? The book examines how New Labour deployed the idea of ‘community’ as a conceptual framework to rearticulate the state, for example through programmes such as the New Deal for Communities, which sought to invigorate and embed socially excluded citizens within localised regeneration projects.  Read more

Call for universal healthcare in India in 2020

Vikram Patel led the call for a truly universal healthcare system in India by 2020, at the UK launch of an important new series on health in India of which he was lead Editor.  Read more