Monthly Archives: March 2017

L V Prasad Eye Institute: Post Grad Diploma in Optometry and Vision Sciences – Apply now

For more information: Lakshmi Nair Programme Manage, Administrative in-charge – Optometry trainingBrien Holden Institute of Optometry and Vision Sciences Email: *protected email* Log on to: www.lvpei.org (scroll down to “Upcoming Events”) Phone: +91 40 30612106, Mob: +91 7337592160

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The hobbies of 1960s male middle aged civil servants

The Whitehall Study questionnaire’s main purpose was to measure cardiovascular and respiratory health and other associated risk factors, namely smoking habits. The questionnaire was also designed to capture associated risk factors including existing medical conditions, signs of diabetes and physical … Continue reading

Exploring public health contributions to alcohol licensing in local government: A London-based research study

Overview: The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Safe Sociable London Partnership and Southwark Public Health are conducting a research study to explore the range of influences on public health practitioners’ contributions to alcohol licensing processes in local authorities … Continue reading

TB superbugs need special attention – why do we continue to turn a blind eye?

By David Moore, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine “It is quite possible that we will see a drug-resistant tuberculosis epidemic of unprecedented global scale.” The view of Dr David … Continue reading

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Converting shipping containers into clinics in Haiti and Namibia

Diploma in Health Planning, Policy and Finance (HPPF) alumna (1995) Elizabeth Sheehan founded Care 2 Communities (C2C) in 2008. At the time, having worked as a physician’s assistant in the developing world for more than 10 years, she saw women … Continue reading

Special collection for World TB Day 2017: Insights from recent health policy and systems research

By Mishal Khan (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) Background Tuberculosis (TB) is now the leading cause of death from an infectious disease, and in addition to its impact in terms of mortality, TB has considerable social and economic … Continue reading