Tag Archives: public health

Converting shipping containers into clinics in Haiti and Namibia

Diploma in Health Planning, Policy and Finance (HPPF) alumna (1995) Elizabeth Sheehan founded Care 2 Communities (C2C) in 2008. At the time, having worked as a physician’s assistant in the developing world for more than 10 years, she saw women … Continue reading

The myth of John Snow and the long shadow of nineteenth century public health

Public health is a historically conscious discipline.  History figures centrally in many module’s introductory lectures taught as part of the MSc in Public Health at the LSHTM.  There is a dedicated History and Health Module available to students studying in … 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

BLOG: Public involvement can make or break your research study

A sound approach to public involvement is vital for successful research, its long-term impact and future funding. Use existing knowledge about how to include public and patient perspectives in your research, recommends Martin Lodemore of NIHR’s Involve. About 15 years … Continue reading

Global Health Advisor: Candela Iglesias Chiesa

MSc Public Health alumna, Candela Iglesias Chiesa is a researcher and advisor in Global Health and Social Development. Candela told us shared how her decision to pursue a career in Public Health led her to eventually start her own consultancy, … Continue reading

Global Public Health Expert: Dr Franklin White

For this week’s alumni profile, we spoke to MSc Social Medicine alumnus, Dr Franklin White. Dr White, a medical graduate (1969) from McGill University, Montreal, chose to study at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine after completing an … Continue reading

The Challenges of Setting Up a Diabetes Facility in Sierra Leone

­­Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTMH) alumna (2010), Veronica Sawicki is a GP for the NHS in Gloucestershire and the co-founder of the charity Help Madina. Prior to forming Help Madina, Veronica was a GP partner for the NHS … Continue reading

Dealing with the ‘Don’t Knows’ in public opinion and public health surveys

In 1944, the Daily Express columnist Beachcomber mocked social surveys by imagining a study on the accuracy of the measurement ‘a hairsbreadth.’ He wrote; ‘let [researchers from Gallup and Mass Observation] tear people’s hair out in handfuls in the cause … Continue reading

Alumni Profile: Elizabeth Mason

MSc Community Medicine alumna, Elizabeth Mason is a specialist in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and has spent a large amount of her life living and working in various countries in Africa. She worked for 13 years in Zimbabwe, initially at … Continue reading

How do women perceive the risks and rewards of deworming during pregnancy?

Claire Gwayi-Chore, a recent MSc Public Health for Development graduate from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine completed her summer project with the TUMIKIA project, which looks at the effectiveness of deworming over 650,000 people in Kenya. Her project was … Continue reading