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UK ME/CFS Biobank at LSHTM

Written by Klea Isufi Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), otherwise known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), causes severe and debilitating fatigue with painful muscles and joints, disordered sleep, gastric disturbances, and poor memory and concentration among other symptoms. In some cases, a … Continue reading

Health Risks From Wastewater and Food Contamination: What Can We Do?

Written by PhD student Prince Antwi-Agyei for the SHARE Consortium. Have you ever wondered why people continue to use wastewater for vegetable farming and other purposes? Wastewater can pose health risks to consumers and farmers of irrigated produce, such as diarrhoeal diseases … Continue reading

The Inequality Question Project

Facilitating challenging conversations and action to raise awareness and create change on global inequality issues. The Inequality Question is a unique project to debate global inequality issues. On the last Thursday of each month – #ThoughtfulThursday – children formerly or … Continue reading

Houston we have a project: Stefanie Mercado Altman on her summer with Harris County

This past year, my feet and my mind have transversed three major cities. I departed New York, my home, to seek an MSc in Public Health at the School back in September 2015 in London. I spent an incredible 9 months there … Continue reading

Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit: Showcasing successful collaborations in Tanzania

The Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (MITU) was set up in 2006 as a joint initiative of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Tanzania National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR). MITU was established with special funding from the … Continue reading

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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Mahaveer Golechha – TED talk and profile

We are thrilled to share this TEDx talk from MSc Health Policy, Planning and Finance graduate Mahaveer Golecha. Mahaveer is currently an Assistant Professor at the Public Health Foundation of India. He also works with a number of public health … Continue reading

Fit Cities and London’s Olympic Legacy

The School is a member of London Universities International Partnership, a group of London Universities that work with the Mayor of London’s office promote the UK’s capital city as a top destination for education, culture and tourism. Earlier this year … Continue reading

New short course: “Issues in global non-communicable diseases: from research to policy”

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as cardiovascular disease and cancer, are responsible for the greatest burden of death and disability globally. No longer viewed as diseases of affluence, NCDs are of critical importance to all countries and are firmly on the … Continue reading