Monthly Archives: July 2016

Prisoner Health in Zambia: what does a systems-thinking approach reveal?

By Stephanie Topp (James Cook University) In Zambia, as in sub-Saharan Africa, the prison population is predominantly male and experiences high rates of disease including HIV and tuberculosis.  Notwithstanding growing recognition of this problem, the issue of prison health has … Continue reading

AIDS 2016 – a focus on progress and challenges

Members of the ALPHA Network have returned from AIDS 2016, which saw more than 15,00 global leaders, scientists, advocates, and frontline health workers gather in Durban for the 21st International AIDS Conference. More than 17 million people living with HIV … Continue reading

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Competition for Collaborative and Co-funded studentships now open

This competition invites academics, in collaboration with non-academic partners, to submit proposals for studentship projects to begin October 2017. Collaboration partners must be non-academic organisations with an operating base in the UK – they can be private, public or voluntary … Continue reading

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90th Anniversary: Laying of the Foundation Stone

Today, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, marks the 90th year of the laying of the school’s Foundation Stone by future Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. It would be another three years until the school was officially opened by the … Continue reading

What can we do now to end the HIV-AIDS epidemic?

By Vishnu Shankar (Stanford University) With over 36.9 million individuals globally living with HIV-AIDS and an estimated 35 million people dead since the start of the epidemic, what will it take to have an AIDS-free generation? Last month, the United … Continue reading