Monthly Archives: April 2017

Health Risks From Wastewater and Food Contamination: What Can We Do?

Written by PhD student Prince Antwi-Agyei for the SHARE Consortium. Have you ever wondered why people continue to use wastewater for vegetable farming and other purposes? Wastewater can pose health risks to consumers and farmers of irrigated produce, such as diarrhoeal diseases … Continue reading

Climate change: Looking beyond the environmental impact

By Victoria Ponce, MARCH centre blog volunteer (MSc Public Health candidate) We have all heard of climate change and its effects on the environment. But what do you really know about the health effects of climate change? How does climate … Continue reading

New ALPHA Network publication alert: findings from a national policy review, health facility surveys and key informant interviews in Uganda

McRobie E, Wringe A, Nakiyingi-Miiro J, Kiweewa F, Lutalo T, Nakigozi G, Todd J, Eaton JW, Zaba B, and Church K. HIV policy implementation in two health and demographic surveillance sites in Uganda: findings from a national policy review, health … Continue reading

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Social Impact Bonds offer challenges and opportunities in health and social care

By Alec Fraser, Stefanie Tan & Nicholas Mays SIBs bring promises of extra cash and reduced fragmentation but also concerns about private sector interests, practicality and governance. What does research tell us about Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) and their applicability … Continue reading

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Partnership and politics in global health: The case of re-integrating maternal, newborn and child health

By Katerini Storeng, University of Oslo and LSHTM & Dominique Behague, Vanderbilt University, Kings College London and LSHTM We often judge global health initiatives in terms of the funding they generate and the number of lives they save. But how does … Continue reading

Winning the war on global health issues means leading from the front

By Professor Richard Smith, Dean of the Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The 2014 Ebola outbreak killed over 11,000 people. It devastated communities, sparked global panic, and brought national health systems to a … Continue reading

Collection of the Month for April – George Macdonald

April 25th is Malaria Day, and as a result, the collection of the month here at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine archives is the Macdonald Collection. George Macdonald was born in 1903 in Sheffield, the son of … Continue reading