Monthly Archives: October 2019

Healthy Collaborations? A history of public health campaigns, comics and consumerism

Healthy collaborations? Recently the supermarket chain Sainsbury’s launched the ‘Heroes’ campaign, offering collectable cards as a give-away alongside specific purchases which were associated (albeit tenuously) with health and wellbeing behaviours: ‘getting active’ ‘teaming up’ ‘being smart’ and ‘doing good’. Although … Continue reading

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Updates to MeSH terms for 2020

The US National Library of Medicine has released the edits for their medical subject headings (MeSH) for 2020. These are used to index articles added to the PubMed and Medline databases, and are also used by other databases including the … Continue reading

LSHTM Innovators: Jillian Kowalchuk: Founder and CEO at Safe & the City, Ltd

“I decided to study at LSHTM because of its world-renowned history, the impact it has had as a university and the exceptional alumni. I knew I wanted to do this for not only my career but also for my personal … Continue reading

We did the sums on South Africa’s mental health spend. They’re not pretty

By Sumaiyah Docrat and Crick Lund (Alan J Fisher Centre for Public Mental Health, University of Cape Town) This blog has been posted with kind permission from The Conversation. South Africa has taken steps towards strengthening mental health care in … Continue reading

Celebrating commitment to mental health care in primary health care settings

By Jessica Spagnolo (Department of Community Health Sciences and Charles-Le Moyne-Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Research Centre on Health Innovations, Université de Sherbrooke) Global mental health aims to increase access to mental health care and to encourage the social inclusion of people living with … Continue reading

“This was the best academic course I have ever done!” – Roxana Dimond talks to us about the Professional Diploma in Tropical Nursing

Roxana Dimond chatted to us about her time at LSHTM studying the Professional Diploma in Tropical Nursing (DTN).  The DTN is recommended by Médecins Sans Frontières, Save the Children, Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) the British Red Cross and many more … Continue reading