Monthly Archives: December 2013


Thanks to all who contributed to making our Cmmidstmas lunch such fun, and to everyone who has added to the modelling merriment over the past year. Particularly these two.

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There’s a nice piece about the Flusurvey, featuring Alma & Ken (with artwork by Gwen) in the latest edition of International Innovation (pages 29-31). Citizen-science-tastic.

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HIV & Disability Seminar – LSHTM held on 15th January (Presentations Added)

Updated: Presentations added. This seminar opportunity to explore the nexus between HIV and disability.  Given the rising availability of ART, HIV is increasingly becoming a chronic illness even in low-income settings. Attention therefore needs to shift towards the longer term … Continue reading

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Why are women at higher risk of HIV than men in sub-Saharan Africa?

By Shelley Lees HIV is the leading cause of death amongst women of reproductive age worldwide. In sub-Saharan Africa, the HIV epidemic is disproportionally affecting women – they make up 60% of those living with HIV in the region. These … Continue reading

ANNOUNCEMENT: King’s Fund release a resource for local authorities on ‘improving public health’

Local authorities have been given renewed responsibility for public health as part of the government’s 2012 health and social care reforms. While this is a welcome move, there are as yet few resources to help local authority officers and teams … Continue reading