All posts tagged London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

This Wormy World – Mapping Helminth Infections

GAHIThe 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

LSHTM Centre for Evaluation and IDEAS at the Global Health Metrics and Evaluation Conference, Seattle

evaluationDr. 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

The Great Registry Bake-Off 2013

This week the alumni office has had the arduous task of judging the Registry’s Annual Bake-off. You may remember them for processing your application, sending you your transcript, or getting you your NUS card, but our lovely Registry team’s talents go far beyond that. lemon drizzle cakeThere were two or three delicious concoctions for us to judge every day, by scoring on appearance, aroma, complexity, taste and texture.  We took our judging very seriously, and sometimes even went back for seconds, just to make sure. And to ensure there was no skulduggery, the identity of the bakers were withheld until the competition had ended, and the scores submitted. Read more

Dr Lucy Breakwell – The CDC way

Lucy breakwell 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

Happy 1st Birthday to LSHTM Research Online

It is one year since LSHTM Research Online was launched, and in that time 21,927 records have been imported, of which 3245 have full text papers.

Individual academics and students can set up email alerts based on their interests and will be informed when a new article appears in…

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Houston, We Have a Chapter

Rocket-LaunchWe 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

LSHTM Alumnus Opens London’s First Fair Trade Bar & Café

FairlysquareFairly Square, London’s first fair trade bar and café, opened its doors in February  2013. Serving wine, beer, cocktails, tea, coffee and internationally inspired foods; Fairly Square is open daily from 11am ‘til late. “At Fairly Square, we drink for a change!” said entrepreneur and LSHTM alumnus, Onome Okotie Akpogheneta, who has worked to get the business up and running for several years. “It’s thrilling to have created a stylish, fun, exciting business that has ethical values at its heart”. Read more

The Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine – Golden Jubilee

Sultan Abdul Samad BuildingThe Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine-founded in 1964 will be celebrating its Golden Jubilee in March 2014, in collaboration with the 6th ASEAN Congress of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology.   An International Congress will be held in Kuala Lumpur from 5-7 March 2014.  The theme for the congress is: GLOBAL CHALLENGES IN TROPICAL DISEASES: Bridging Gaps and Building Partnerships. Read more

Free eLearning course on Malnutrition

malnutritionThe London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has a long-standing reputation in advancing knowledge about the prevention and treatment of malnutrition. The ‘Ten Steps’ of treatment were set in motion and developed at the School, and the WHO guidelines for managing severe malnutrition were crafted to a significant extent by School alumni. The International Malnutrition Task Force is also strongly linked with the School and, together with Southampton University, has developed an on-line course which is freely available to train health workers across the world in the management of severe acute malnutrition. Read more