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Can shifting social norms tackle the sexual exploitation of girls in Rio’s favelas?

By Dr Ligia Kiss, Lecturer in Social Epidemiology and Dr Ben Cislaghi, Lecturer in social norms at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. In a favela in Rio de Janeiro recently, a 16-year-old girl woke up in a … Continue reading

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Why are thousands of sugarcane workers in northwestern Nicaragua dying from chronic kidney disease?

By Dr Marvin Gonzalez, Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; and Research Centre on Health, Work and Environment at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua-León. In the sugarcane fields of Nicaragua, young … Continue reading

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Empowerhack: inclusive humanitarian crises tech with a focus on women

By Charlotte Seeley-Musgrave (MSc Public Health) and Jessica Morely (Chayn / Empowerhack). In 2015, the news of the mass displacement of over 4.6 million refugees from Syria prompted a spectacular response from across the globe. Volunteer technology communities came together … Continue reading

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Are home visits a cost-effective way to prevent deaths in newborn babies?

By Catherine Pitt, Lecturer in Health Economics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Babies born in poor countries can be 50 times more likely to die in their first month of life than babies born in rich … Continue reading

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Migrant children who don’t make the front page

By Dr Cathy Zimmerman, Reader in Gender Violence and Health at the School. The recent image of the body of a dead three-old boy on a Turkish beach seized the world’s attention and provoked the worst nightmare of parents everywhere. This … Continue reading

Improving the clinical care of Ebola patients

By Dr Ankur Gupta-Wright, Clinical Research Fellow at the School.  Recent positive results from the Guinea Ebola vaccine trial, which suggested a vaccine could provide high protection against the virus, were welcome news. However, it’s also essential that we continue … Continue reading