Monthly Archives: December 2014

Door-to-door vaccinators: risking their lives to help stop the spread of polio in Pakistan

By Svea Closser, Middlebury College In the last two years, more than 60 people have been murdered delivering polio vaccine door-to-door to children in Pakistan. These workers are part of a global effort to eradicate polio; they’re working to create … Continue reading

Turning old books into e-books: our rare books go digital

The Internet Archive have started to publish high resolution scans of the School’s 19th century books and pamphlets on their site. The files can be downloaded and viewed in a variety of file types including PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Maybe … Continue reading

‘Research units are performing a difficult balancing act … but we’re still smiling.’

by nicholas mays Our ambition to co-produce evidence with advisors and officials is fraught with challenges, but remains a worthy goal with valuable benefits, explains PIRU director, Nicholas Mays. When PIRU was set up three and a half years ago, … Continue reading

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Top 5 downloaded papers from LSHTM Research Online – November 2014

Image caption: LSHTM Research Online statistics info-graphic for November 2014. Info-graphics are created monthly and can be download from LSHTM Research Online. Last month LSHTM Research Online had over 27, 500 full text papers downloaded. The top three downloading countries … Continue reading

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation go Open Access

As of January 1, 2015 an Open Access policy will be effective for all new funding agreements made with researchers. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have adopted an Open Access policy that enables the unrestricted access and reuse of … Continue reading

A few highlighted items from the LSHTM HIV/AIDS archive collections

As the HIV/AIDS archive cataloguing project enters it’s final month, I thought I should reflect on a few of the records that have caught my attention over the past 17 months. This is not a definitive list and regret that … Continue reading