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Scorpion, Snail: Zanzibar by Adam Boggon

I knew there was a scorpion in my room. The problem was I’d lost it. The room was not large: five square metres, whitewashed walls, hard single bed, small desk, a slowly rotating fan. I saw it scuttling along the edge of my bedspread. I grabbed a metal bowl…

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Alumni researchers: Investigating TB in sub-Saharan Africa

A team of researchers, led by LSHTM alumnus Benjamin Momo Kadia, are proposing to conduct the first evidence review and synthesis investigating the barriers to and enablers of uptake of and adherence to antiretroviral therapy in the context of integrated treatment for TB/HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, where the…

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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 five years of age) per year until the…

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LSHTM’s new free online Eye Health courses

Open Education in Eye Health (OEEH) was established in response to the growing global need to embed a public health approach to effectively address avoidable blindness and the health training inequalities which exist. Training programmes in eye health, particularly in low and middle income countries (LMIC), are constrained by limited…

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Challenges in Global Health: The Complex Art of Leadership

Working in the field of global health can be challenging, as LSHTM alumni are well positioned to know. The complex nature of health ecosystems, cultural boundaries, socioeconomic context, changing landscapes and imbalanced power relationships are a few of the many daunting hurdles leaders within the global health community encounter as…

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Executive Fellows bring valuable leadership insights to LSHTM

The first residential week of the Executive Programme for Global Health Leadership successfully launched back in September 2017 with 14 Fellows joining us at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine from around the world.

This course is the first of its kind at LSHTM and was set up…

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Letter from Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to London HE institutions

 6 July 2016

Dear Colleague

I received a number of letters from London’s universities and from London Higher and Universities UK at the start of my Mayoralty. I greatly appreciated this and look forward to working with you over the coming years.

I know the referendum result will be…

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Alumni Profile: Dr Boniface Francis Kalanda

Senior Programme Specialist (Monitoring) at the UNICEF Headquarters in New York, Dr Boniface Francis Kalanda told us about why getting a MSc Public Health (Health Systems Management) via distance learning from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine was challenging, but worthwhile; the strong relationships he made whilst studying…

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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 global political agenda. Successfully addressing the complex causes of…

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