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Abstract submissions for the 8th African Population Conference (Kampala, 18-22 November) are now open

8th African Population Conference Entebbe – Uganda, 18-22 November 2019 “Harnessing Africa’s Population for Sustainable Development: 25 Years after Cairo and Beyond.” Deadline for submitting papers or abstracts: 30 June 2019 Every four years, The Union for African Population Studies … Continue reading

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2019 International Conference

Evidence in Disability Inclusive Development We invite you to join the 3rd International Conference on Disability and Development. The Conference will take place at the International Center for Evidence in Disability (ICED), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, … Continue reading

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Fat tax or thin subsidy?

Our health depends on what we eat and persistently high levels of obesity, increasing prevalence of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, suggest that we need to improve our diets. This does not only mean reducing the … Continue reading

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Amira Shaheen: Winner of the 2019 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards (one of five winners)

For this week’s alumni profile we spoke to alumna Amira Shaheen. Amira  is Assistant Prof. in Epidemiology and Population Health for An-Najah National University in Nablus, Palestine. She is also CHIFA Country Representative for Palestine and most recently has been named one … Continue reading

Scholarship opportunities for the MSc in Demography and Health at LSHTM

The MSc in Demography and Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has a world-leading reputation for technical training in demography and population studies, and is unique because of its substantive focus on health in all regions of the … Continue reading

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Violence against women and girls – a human rights and public health problem

The 25th of November marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the start of an annual campaign: The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. The international movement, which had its origins at the Women’s … Continue reading

Series on implementation for early child development launched in Archives of Disease in Childhood

An Archives of Disease in Childhood Series #everychildthrive This is a critical moment for global action in early child development (ECD). Worldwide, an estimated 250 million children under the age of five are at risk of not reaching their developmental … Continue reading