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Life between water and sand: Promoting mental well-being in communities affected by El Niño, Peru”

Elaine Flores, PhD student at LSHTM won a small grant for a public engagement activity entitled: “Life between water and sand: Promoting resilience and mental well-being among communities affected by El Niño-related floods and landslides in Peru”

I have been interested in the impact that natural or…

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Executive Fellows bring valuable leadership insights to LSHTM

The first residential week of the Executive Programme for Global Health Leadership successfully launched last week with 14 Fellows joining us from around the world. This course, the first of its kind at LSHTM, was set up to address the lack of strategic leadership courses within health. Fellows spent 6…

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Health in Humanitarian crises: overcoming challenges

In this blog, Dr Karl Blanchet, Director of the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, reflects on recent work in Greece and Lebanon exploring health issues among populations displaced by crises. He reflects on how humanitarian crises are evolving and how the…

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Come and meet us in Durban

The International AIDS Conference is held this year in Durban and will address the theme Access Equity Rights Now, where science, leadership and community meet for advancing all facets of the collective efforts to treat and prevent HIV.

This year the School is holding a number of events and will…

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Conflicts of Interest in Public Health & Research Examined in School Symposium

By Ángela Carriedo & Adrian Paul Rabe

13 April 2016, 19:30; Keppel St – A symposium on conflicts of interest was held at the John Snow Lecture Theatre of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The event, entitled “Conflicts of Interest in Public Health and Policy Research: What…

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EmpowerHack Health LDN: building e-health solutions for a mobile population.

By Charlotte Seeley-Musgrave (MSc Public Health) and Isha Berry (MSc Epidemiology).

EmpowerHack is a diverse community that aims to build sustainable humanitarian technologies for women and girls in crisis.

Read about how it all started in the first post: EmpowerHack: an inclusive humanitarian crises tech with a focus on…

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Summer Project Tips

Sarah Borg, MSc Public Health (Health Promotion stream), shares her helpful advice for completing a Master’s summer project at the School:

Set an early date for your first draft

My supervisor told me early on she wanted my draft about a month before the due date. I work best…

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Summer project: safe sex messages in films

By Sarah Borg, MSc Public Health (Health Promotion stream)

My summer project entitled, Portrayal of contraceptive use and consequences of sex in sex scenes: an analysis of recent films popular with young people utilising mixed methods, looks at the safe sex messages in films and how this can influence the…

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Vaccine reminder bracelets: Lauren Braun’s story

By Lauren Braun (MSc Public Health, Health Economics stream).

Each year around the world 4 million children die before age 5, and 1 out of 5 of those children dies of disease that could have been prevented if they had been vaccinated on time. As part of my undergraduate Global…

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My top five reasons for studying at the School

By Sarah Borg, MSc Public Health

I moved to London from Adelaide, Australia in September 2014 to undertake a one-year full time Masters of Public Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Prior to this I completed a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree at…

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