Monthly Archives: August 2014

Work Experience in the LSHTM Archives: HIV/AIDS Cataloguing Project

Author: Megan McGill  Megan has been on a work placement in the archives   The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health collection contains over seven-hundred descriptions of posters relating to AIDS/HIV from around Europe, … Continue reading

What strategies are cost-effective in improving health care for women and their newborns? Research Highlight

Highlighted research on what’s new in maternal and newborn health Strategies to improve maternal and newborn health care in low-income settings can be cost-effective, though the evidence is limited, suggests a recent systematic review published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth … Continue reading

Ross’s War – death of Second Lieutenant Ronald Campbell Ross

Sir Ronald Ross and his wife, Rosa, had four children, the eldest Ronald Campbell was killed at the start of the war in the retreat from Mons. Ross writes about his son’s death in his Memoirs which were published in 1923. … Continue reading

Under new leadership: making the most of India’s private health care system

by Arjun Vasan and Gina Lagomarsino, Results for Development Institute Just over three months ago, Mr. Narendra Modi was inaugurated as the 14th Prime Minister of India after his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), resoundingly defeated the ruling Congress … Continue reading

500 Day Milestone: Millennium Development Goals

“The transformative impact of the MDGs is undeniable.” – United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. Shared Goals. Global Action. Real Solutions. August 18, 2014 marked 500 days until the target date for the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals, the world’s “to-do … Continue reading

Summer Project: Sampling mosquito populations

MSc Control of Infectious Diseases student Corey Le Claire co-produced a video with JD Charlwood while undertaking fieldwork for his summer project, which involved investigating different vector sampling techniques in Kyamura, Kagera Region, Tanzania: