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Health

Executive Fellows bring valuable leadership insights to LSHTM

The first residential week of the Executive Programme for Global Health Leadership successfully launched last week with 14 Fellows joining us from around the world. This course, the first of its kind at LSHTM, was set up to address the … Continue reading

Meningitis: Africa needs to join forces (again) to secure a lower cost vaccine

By Ngozi Erondu, Assistant Professor in Health Information at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Meningitis is an infectious and life-threatening bacterial disease that infects and inflames the brain and spinal cord. It’s a disease that the world has been … Continue reading

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Visualising the slow march to a chronic disease apocalypse

By Edmond Ng, Senior Statistical Analyst, and Sarah Curran, Programme Manager, Global Burden of Disease Independent Advisory Committee, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine People living in 35 industrialised countries can look forward to longer lives, a recent Lancet study suggests. … Continue reading

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TB superbugs need special attention – why do we continue to turn a blind eye?

By David Moore, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine “It is quite possible that we will see a drug-resistant tuberculosis epidemic of unprecedented global scale.” The view of Dr David … Continue reading

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Health in Humanitarian crises: overcoming challenges

In this blog, Dr Karl Blanchet, Director of the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, reflects on recent work in Greece and Lebanon exploring health issues among populations displaced by crises. He … Continue reading

How e-cigarettes could ‘health wash’ the tobacco industry

By Benjamin Hawkins, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Ross MacKenzie, Macquarie University. The evidence that e-cigarettes help people quit smoking was described in the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recent report as “scant and of low certainty”. Predictably, this triggered the … Continue reading

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Dengue vaccine no silver bullet but worth a shot for those who need it most

By Stefan Flasche, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine ‘Dengue fever kills 20 in Burkina Faso’ reports the BBC. ‘Dengue claims 26 lives in Maharashtra’ leads the Times of India. Deaths from dengue are … Continue reading

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Zika has created a ‘lost generation’ – helping them is not just our duty, but their right

By Hannah Kuper, Co-director of International Centre for Evidence in Disability, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine I recently sat with a mother and her baby in an intensive care unit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The baby was tiny, … Continue reading

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