Monthly Archives: February 2014

New HIV/AIDS collection added to the LSHTM AIDS archive

A new HIV/AIDS collection has been kindly donated to the LSHTM archives today. The papers relate to the working life of Dr Joseph Sonnabend (b. 1933), physician, clinical researcher, and community activist who played a significant role in the fight against … Continue reading

Can ‘SuperAmma’ help to change our hand washing behavior?

Katie Greenland is a Research Fellow with the Environmental Health Group and has recently collaborated with Adam Biran, Val Curtis, Robert Aunger and Wolf-Peter Schmitt as well as other authors, on a behavioral  intervention study in India designed to impove hadwashing. … Continue reading

From the Labs of LSHTM to the Kitchens of Kavos

Penny Andrea, MSc Applied Molecular Biology of Infectious Diseases 1994, talks about what she has done since she left the School… “My time at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine was a time in my life I will never … Continue reading

What’s next after a successful ITN mass campaign to achieve universal coverage?

By Albert Kilian, Technical Director, Tropical Health LLP In a recently published article, Zöllner and colleagues provide a very interesting assessment of ownership and equity of insecticide treated nets (ITN) following a mass distribution campaign in Burkina Faso. They report … Continue reading

Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling and Its Applications

This course is organised jointly between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Public Health England Venue: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Course dates: 16th– 27th June 2014 Cost: £2,100 Mathematical modelling is increasingly applied to … Continue reading

Could the Moringa plant be a soap alternative for developing Countries?

Dr Belen Torondel is a microbiologist in the Environmental Health Group and has recently collaborated on a study which explored whether Moringa plant leaves could be used as an effective handwashing product. We asked Dr Torondel to tell us more about … Continue reading