Category Archives: public health

Public Health

“The knowledge I am gaining from LSHTM will give me the specialist training I need to boost my clinical skills”

Aye Thar Aye, from Myanmar and living in the UK, is studying Infectious Diseases by distance learning with LSHTM. In this interview, Aye Thar tells us about her experiences of the programme so far. Hi Aye Thar, please could you … Continue reading

Better lives with better toilets

Ian Ross, PhD student, has been named joint winner in the ESRC Better Lives Writing Competition 2019 for his piece on sanitation, the main focus of his research. You can read Ian’s full winning essay below.  Imagine not having somewhere … Continue reading

“This year my work has picked up quite a bit…I got myself a second part time job!”

We caught up with Sandy Lu, Distance Learning MSc Public Health student, about how she’s been finding the programme since we met her when she first arrived in London in 2018. She took her first blended learning module at LSHTM … Continue reading

“For me, it has been life-changing”: Malik reflects on life after LSHTM

We interviewed alumnus Malik, from the Maldives, about his life and experiences since graduating from LSHTM. He studied the MSc Public Health in Developing Countries (now known as MSc Public Health for Development)  and has since gone on to develop his … Continue reading

PRUComm Annual Research Seminar

Since the establishment of PRUComm in 2011 our research has focused on examining how the changes to the English NHS and public health system have developed. We continue to examine the development of CCGs and the new commissioning structures. We … Continue reading

Life between water and sand: Promoting mental well-being in communities affected by El Niño, Peru”

Elaine Flores, PhD student at LSHTM won a small grant for a public engagement activity entitled: “Life between water and sand: Promoting resilience and mental well-being among communities affected by El Niño-related floods and landslides in Peru” I have been … Continue reading

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

Commissioning for health improvement following the 2012 health and social care reforms in England: what has changed?

Abstract Background The wide-ranging program of reforms brought about by the Health and Social Care Act (2012) in England fundamentally changed the operation of the public health system, moving responsibility for the commissioning and delivery of services from the National … Continue reading

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