Author Archives: Patrick Wilson

School tops research league tables in 2015 Leiden Ranking

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has been ranked top university in Europe for research impact in all fields (ahead of Oxford and Cambridge) in the 2015 CWTS Leiden Ranking.  The School is also ranked 6th overall in … Continue reading

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New research shows how Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase enzyme mutations protect against malaria

A new study in Tanzania led by researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has provided insights into how gene mutations associated with deficiency in a vital blood enzyme, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, can protect against malaria.

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UK doctors are care givers, not border guards

Edited from an article by Chelsea Radler published by Doctors of the World: Research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine at Doctors of the World’s London clinic, published this week, shows that undocumented migrants face multiple barriers, including misinformation and rejection from … Continue reading

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School partners in 24.6 million euro TB vaccine development project

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a partner in a major TB vaccine initiative consortium, which has been granted a total of 24.6 million euros  from the European Commission and other government sources to discover and develop new tuberculosis vaccines. Hazel … Continue reading

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School awarded 4.2 million GBP to support malaria control

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Kenya-based INFORM team have been awarded a grant of £4.2 million from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to strengthen the use of data in malaria policy-making.

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Professor K Srinath Reddy conferred honorary Doctor of Science (Medicine) by HRH Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace

Professor K. Srinath Reddy, President of the Public Health Foundation of India and an Honorary Fellow of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, was conferred the degree of Doctor of Science (Medicine) honoris causa by the University of London at … Continue reading

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GHIT Fund calls for greater collaboration to tackle infectious diseases

This week, the Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund and the Embassy of Japan convened a panel of leading global health experts in London, meeting at the School to plan greater cross-border collaboration to ensure global preparedness for the resurgence … Continue reading

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Global Health Forum advances Nagasaki partnership

Chris Parry, who recently joined the School as a joint Professor in Clinical Tropical Medicine, based at Nagasaki University, reflects on a week of high-level academic partnership building.  The School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health is a new venture … Continue reading

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School ranked highly in US News best global universities

In November 2014, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine was ranked  #91 of all universities in the world by US News Best Global Universities Rankings. In the four subject rankings in which it appeared, the School was ranked #26 in clinical medicine, … Continue reading

Vikram Patel awarded Institute of Medicine’s 2014 Sarnat Prize for Global Mental Health

Vikram Patel, Professor of International Mental Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Public Health Foundation of India, has been awarded the 2014 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health by the Institute of Medicine.

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