Monthly Archives: October 2019

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

“The degree will definitely help me as someone from a developing country to get a career in working on Malaria, TB, and HIV” – Henry reflects on the MSc Tropical Medicine and International Health

Henry Za Lal Lian, from Myanmar (Burma), spoke to us about his time studying the MSc Tropical Medicine and International Health (TMIH), our specialised programme for doctors interested in practicing medicine in tropical and low- and middle-income countries. He shared … Continue reading

Why neglect of STIs and infertility could be undermining family planning programmes

In a new blog comissioned for BMJ, DEPTH team member Professor Cicely Marston and Dr Suzanna Francis argue that neglect of STIs and infertility undermines family planning programmes worldwide. Why do people still not use effective contraceptive methods? One reason … Continue reading