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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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New estimate suggests a quarter of the world’s population has latent tuberculosis

By Rein Houben, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Pete Dodd, University of Sheffield.   In rich countries, tuberculosis is sometimes thought of as a thing of the past, the disease that claimed Keats, Poe, Chopin. But globally, TB is today … Continue reading

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Are ‘informal providers’ a short-term fix for India’s primary healthcare system?

By Meenakshi Gautham,  Research Fellow – IDEAS Country Coordinator, and Timothy Powell-Jackson,  Associate Professor in Health Economics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. India faces a ticking-time bomb when it comes to public health. In 2015 it … Continue reading

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