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Current challenges and proposed solutions to the effective implementation of the RTS, S/AS01 Malaria Vaccine Program in sub-Saharan Africa

In April 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched the world’s first malaria vaccine, the RTS, S/AS01, as part of a pilot programme in Malawi, Ghana and Kenya. The three countries have a combined target of vaccinating 360000 children (below … Continue reading

Short course: “Epidemiological evaluation of vaccines: efficacy, safety and policy”

Epidemiological research has become an important tool in assessing vaccine protection. Although there are several courses specialising in vaccinology, there remains a gap in teaching about advanced epidemiological tools for vaccine evaluation. This course fills that gap, providing an in-depth … Continue reading

Sustainably graduating – so they don’t come home to live with us

By Robert Steinglass, Immunization Senior Advisor for JSI Have we been kicking the can down Sustainability Street? I have never forgotten his irritated impatience, or my surprise, when a senior WHO Immunization Officer told me 25 years ago, just as … Continue reading

Speeding up the fight against poverty-related diseases

A new multimillion-pound project is underway to speed the development of new vaccines, drugs and microbicides to combat tuberculosis, HIV, malaria, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine will work with 17 … Continue reading

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Alumnus Andy Hall is Knighted for Services to Public Health

Congratulations to LSHTM alumnus Professor Andy Hall who was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Andy studied MSc Epidemiology in 1982, and went on to work for the School for 22 years, initially as a senior lecturer and then … Continue reading