Monthly Archives: June 2016

International Early Career Scientist Program

The International Early Career Scientist Program is funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and will support up to 50 outstanding scientists working in selected countries outside the United States and United … Continue reading

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New report urges the inclusion of children with disabilities in child protection

According to this report, led by SaME’s Dr Karen Devries, children with disabilities living in Malawi and Uganda are particularly at risk of experiencing high levels of violence. The Protect Us! Study, commissioned by Plan International, found that 84% of children with disabilities … Continue reading

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Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit: Showcasing successful collaborations in Tanzania

The Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (MITU) was set up in 2006 as a joint initiative of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Tanzania National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR). MITU was established with special funding from the … Continue reading

Alcohol policy, tobacco exceptionalism and the need for policy learning

By Benjamin Hawkins (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and Chris Holden (University of York) Despite the substantial health harms associated with alcohol, and the emerging literature on the activities of the alcohol industry, policies at the national and … Continue reading

South of 10 and North of 60: Playing my role in keeping international maternal health a Canadian development priority

Gillian McKay is undertaking the DrPH programme in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy. Gillian has recently been awarded a prestigious scholarship by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation in Canada. It’s 1100 at night, and it’s still light out … Continue reading