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The EHG @ LSHTM’s Open House event

The EHG @ LSHTM’s Open House event Open House is a London-wide annual event that celebrates the capital’s architecture and aims to open up London’s great buildings, especially those that aren’t usually publicly accessible, to a wider audience. LSHTM has … Continue reading

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Systematic review highlights knowledge gaps regarding what interventions really work for controlling cholera.

Photo: Doing hygiene promotion in a displaced camp. Systematic review highlights knowledge gaps regarding which interventions really work for controlling cholera. Dawn Taylor is the Water and Sanitation Advisor for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Amsterdam. Prior to her current role she studied … Continue reading

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Register now for the EHG’s day-long Symposium on Creativity in Behaviour Change

Day-long Symposium on Creativity in Behaviour Change Date: Wednesday 23 September 2015 Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK Type of event: Conference Click here to register online via Eventbrite … Continue reading

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Behaviour change campaign to reach 50 million mothers in Indonesia

One of the behaviour change campaigns designed and evaluated by the EHG is now being scaled up across several provinces in East Java, Indonesia. The campaign, called Gerakan Rumpi Sehat (The Healthy Gossip Movement) is aiming to reach 50 million mothers within the … Continue reading

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New study sheds light on the health affects of menstrual hygiene management practices.

Dr Belen Torondel, a lecturer within the EHG, has recently published an article exploring the health outcomes associated with different menstrual hygiene management practices. The paper was published in PlosOne and is available online here. We asked Dr Torondel a … Continue reading

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Gaining Control: A new book on how human behaviour evolved

Robert Aunger and Val Curtis from the Environmental Health Group have recently released their new book entitled ‘Gaining control: How Human Behaviour Evolved’. The book tells the story of how human behavioral capacities evolved from those of other animal species. … Continue reading

SuperAmma article recognised

One of the EHG’s recent papers has been recognised through the prestigious Atlas award. The article entitled ‘The effect of a behaviour-change intervention on handwashing with soap in India (SuperAmma): a cluster-randomised trial‘ was published in the Lancet Global Health … Continue reading

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Happy World Toilet Day!

Today is world toilet day! Time to pat your toilet’s cistern on the back and thank it for helping you to do your business with dignity and avoid disease. But as you do, remember just how lucky you are that … Continue reading

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What can ants and worms teach us about infection control?

What can ants and worms teach us about infection control? In a new paper just out in Trends in Immunology, Val Curtis suggests that disease avoidance behaviour is universal in animals, including humans. She sets out four types of behaviour … Continue reading

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Does improving sanitation benefit health?

Oliver Cumming is a lecturer within the EHG. He has recently collaborated with nine other researchers from within the Group and others, to publish a paper on the results of a large cluster-randomised control trial designed to measure the health outcomes of improving … Continue reading

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