Monthly Archives: September 2018

Blog from Esmael Habtamu Ali, PhD: Co-Lead Educator for Eliminating Trachoma MOOC

Esmael Habtamu Ali with patient during Trachoma field work in Ethiopia Register for the Eliminating Trachoma course here: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/eliminating-trachoma/ Esmael Habtamu Ali PhD, Co-Lead Educator Why Trachoma? My country, Ethiopia, has amongst the highest levels of avoidable blindness in the … Continue reading

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Presenting at the forthcoming BSA Medical Sociology Annual Conference

Last week, we headed to Glasgow for the BSA Medical Sociology Annual Conference to share a sneak preview of our findings from This Sickle Cell Life: voices and experiences of young people with sickle cell. Sickle cell disease is a genetic blood disorder disproportionately found in minority ethnic communities in Britain. It is … Continue reading

Opioid overdose is a public health crisis – are fentanyl test strips the answer? – by Catherine McGowan

Despite widespread media attention, repeated public health alerts, and the US President’s declaration of the opioid overdose epidemic as a ‘public health emergency’, fatal overdoses continue to rise. A key factor is pharmaceutical fentanyl – a powerful synthetic opioid commonly … Continue reading

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Thoughts on our New ‘Slow Co-production’ Article – by Sam Miles

Our article, ‘Slow co-production’ for deeper patient involvement in health care’, has just been published in the Journal of Health Design. It’s open access so anyone can read it, download it and share it. The article argues that ‘slow co-production’, achieved by involving patients in in-depth research, … Continue reading

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A whistle-stop tour of the DEPTH research group at LSHTM

Now that you’ve been introduced to our new blog, we thought it would make sense to give you a whistle-stop tour of our DEPTH research group here at LSHTM. We are a group of scholars in the Department of Public Health, … Continue reading

Welcome to our DEPTH research blog

  Hello readers, Welcome to our DEPTH research blog here at LSHTM. DEPTH stands for Dialogue, Evidence, Participation and Translation for Health. We are a research hub in the Public Health & Policy faculty of London School of Hygiene & Tropical … Continue reading