Monthly Archives: March 2017

The hobbies of 1960s male middle aged civil servants

The Whitehall study questionnaire 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

Pedometer challenge meets male middle aged civil servants from 1970s

  The belief that ’10,000’ steps is good for you is relatively ingrained fitness lore worldwide. The belief has spread through high profile global step fitness challenges and the prevalence of relatively cheap, accurate digital step counters. However, before we … Continue reading

World Tuberculosis Day – Unite to End TB in Papua New Guinea

By Jeremy Hill (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) World tuberculosis (TB) day is a valuable opportunity to focus on the global epidemic of tuberculosis. In London, I’ll be attending a symposium hosted by LSHTM and UCL  where the program … Continue reading

“Let’s Face It” – Alumni Photo Competition 2017

Enter the 2017 Alumni Photo Competition for the opportunity to have your photo published on the front cover of the Alumni News Magazine! The 2017 Alumni Photo Competition opens on Monday 27 March 2017 – the theme this year is … Continue reading