The Optimal Caesarean Rates Survey seeks the views of obstetricians on the optimal caesarean rate among different groups of deliveries. The debate around “optimal” caesarean rates is ongoing, but no study so far has sought the views of obstetricians on this subject. This survey will give you the opportunity to…
School Director, Professor Peter Piot, visited Japan last month to collect the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize for Medical Research. The prize was awarded by the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, on 1 June – the opening day of the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V).
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 becoming Professor of Epidemiology 2001. Andy’s contribution to…
The Global Atlas of Helminth Infections (GAHI) is an open-acess geographical information resource providing maps showing worm, or helminth, infections, as well as the data underpinning them. GAHI also offers data on the epidemiology and transmission dynamics of helminths. All data and maps are available on the GAHI website. GAHI was started in 1998 by LSHTM Prof. Simon Brooker and Don Bundy of the World Bank. Read more
Dr. Tanya Marchant, member of the LSHTM Centre for Evaluation and the IDEAS project, will be presenting her work on measuring skilled attendance at birth using linked household, health facility and health worker surveys in Ethiopia, North-East Nigeria, and Uttar Pradesh, India at the Global Health Metrics and Evaluation Conference, Seattle. Read more
Introducing a new exciting web application to facilitate Global Health collaborations in developing Countries.
Site-Finder is available on the Global Health Network, and provides a free, online facility for research sites to promote themselves to potential collaborators and sponsors. In parallel, research groups planning studies can let others know about their ideas and that they are looking for others to work with.
Site-Finder provides a free, online facility for research sites to promote themselves to potential collaborators and sponsors. In parallel, research groups planning studies can let others know about their ideas and that they are looking for others to work with. Sponsors with trials can also conduct highly detailed and informative searches for trial sites that are tailored to their specific needs. Site-Finder will automatically link the parties, and an automated messaging system will inform sites of new studies relevant to them. This will encourage greater diversification of health research in developing countries, thereby improving health outcomes globally. Read more
Dr Lucy Breakwell studied MSc Public Health in 2011. She has recently been accepted onto the 2013 Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) programme at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, USA.
“This July I will start a two year training post at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, USA. I am one of 82 officers selected for the 2013 Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) cohort. EIS provides on-the-job training in epidemiology both within the USA, and internationally. It is predominantly aimed at US citizens but accepts approximately ten internationals (from around 250 foreign applicants) each year. The scheme provides an amazing opportunity to become experienced in both participating and leading many different types of epi investigations. Read more
We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new LSHTM Alumni Houston chapter! Their very first meeting will be held on June 20th at the Skyline Deli and Cafe (1020 Holcombe Blvd, Suite 120) from 6:30pm. (The venue is close to the medical centre and has parking available in the evening.)
This event is open to all alumni – whether you have a permanent base in Houston, or are passing through. Chapter meetings are a great way to meet up with old school friends, and even to make new ones. They are also a really useful way to network, and make new professional connections. Read more
This 5 day course at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine aim is to equip students with an understanding of the significance of disability in the global context, with a particular focus on aspects relevant to health in low and middle‐income countries. Read more