Monthly Archives: April 2017

Visualising the slow march to a chronic disease apocalypse

By Edmond Ng, Senior Statistical Analyst, and Sarah Curran, Programme Manager, Global Burden of Disease Independent Advisory Committee, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine People living in 35 industrialised countries can look forward to longer lives, a recent Lancet study suggests. … Continue reading

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Ebola Fighter: Dr J. Soka Moses

Dr J. Soka Moses is a Liberian medical doctor and MSc Control in Infectious Diseases alumnus (2016) who worked in one of the biggest Ebola Treatment Units (ETU) in Monrovia, Liberia during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. In 2015 when transmission … Continue reading

Inequitable Gender Norms From Early Adolescence to Young Adulthood in Uganda: Tool Validation and Differences Across Age Groups

A cluster-sampled survey exploring the distribution of levels of support for equitable gender norms in different age groups in rural and urban communities in Uganda.

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Gaussian Repeated Measures with conjugate priors fitted using proc MCMC in SAS

Gaussian Repeated Measures with conjugate priors fitted using proc MCMC in SAS. Updated 12 September 2019 to give proper message when detecting missing data in a covariate Quick summary The basic idea is to use conjugate priors to reduce autocorrelation … Continue reading

Trends in Adolescent Overweight Perception and Its Association With Psychosomatic Health 2002–2014: Evidence From 33 Countries

What is the role of body images and how does it affect our adolescents? This paper analyses the trends  and perception of adolescent overweight and its association with psychosomatic health in 33 countries.

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Congratulations to Cesar Victora awarded 2017 Gairdner Global Health Award

PhD in Health Care Epidemiology alumnus (1983), Cesar Victora has won the prestigious 2017 Gairdner Global Health Award. The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award recognises the world’s top scientists who have made outstanding achievements in Global Health Research. … Continue reading

LSHTM’s response to renewed membership of the NIHR School for Public Health Research

NIHR announcement of renewed School for Public Health membership – 4th April 2017 The LSHTM renewal bid was led by Mark Petticrew, Karen Lock, Steve Cummins, Matt Egan and Richard Smith. The LSHTM team is greatly looking forward to five … Continue reading

Refreshed and renewed membership for the NIHR School for Public Health Research announced

The refreshed and renewed membership for the NIHR School for Public Health Research was announced (4 April 2017). Following an open competition, the membership of the School from 1 April 2017 to 30 March 2022 is confirmed as: University of Bristol University … Continue reading