Author Archives: Patrick Wilson

School staff take 337 million steps to success in 2014 Global Corporate Challenge

Staff at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have once again stepped up to the Global Corporate Challenge, collectively clocking up 337,620,126 steps in 100 days this summer – more than enough to walk, swim and cycle several … Continue reading

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Trial shows stronger sanitation interventions are needed to realise potential health gains

By Oliver Cumming, Friday 10 October, 2014: Today the journal Lancet Global Health published the results of a cluster-randomised controlled trial for the effect of sanitation on a range of health outcomes in a rural setting in Odisha state in eastern … Continue reading

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Mobile phones for family planning

Dr Chris Smith, MRC Research Fellow in Population Health at the School, was shortlisted for the 2014 MRC Max Perutz Science Writing Award, just missing out on the top prize. Here is his essay…

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£15 million awarded by BBSRC for 30 PhD studentships annually

Thirty PhD studentships will be available annually for the next five years in the areas of health, agriculture and food security, industrial biotechnology and bioenergy, funded by a £15 million grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

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Brazil and the School: Science and Collaboration

From Isabel dos-Santos-Silva: As the World Cup kicks off, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is developing closer collaborative links with academic partners across Brazil.  Fifteen professors from seven universities visited the School for three days at the end … Continue reading

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Winners of the 2014 George Macdonald Medal announced

Professor Richard Hayes and Professor Rosanna Peeling were today named as joint winners of the 2014 George Macdonald Medal, awarded jointly by the School and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in recognition of outstanding research leading to the improvement of health in … Continue reading

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Tanzania award for pioneering work on vector control  

By Jo Lines, Reader in Malaria Control and Vector Biology   It was great to receive an email the other day from my former colleague Abraham Mnzava at the WHO, with news that our Muheza Team from 30 years ago was honoured with … Continue reading

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Magnificent seven awarded Medical Research Council fellowships

Seven members of the School have recently been awarded fellowships from the Medical Research Council –  many congratulations to all of our new fellows!   

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Grassroot Soccer tackles tough HIV prevention goals

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is working with international charity Grassroot Soccer on the GOAL Trial, a randomised controlled trial of a sports-based HIV prevention intervention in South Africa, backed up by a detailed qualitative and process evaluation.

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Peter Piot receives Mahidol Award and signs agreement with National Health Security Office of Thailand

Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, this week received the Prince Mahidol Award 2013 in the field of Public Health, from Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Health Security Office of … Continue reading

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