Monthly Archives: December 2016

International Biometrics Society (IBS) – SUSAN 2017 in Lilongwe, Malawi, 22-25 August 2017

The SSACAB consortium is fully supporting the Malawi chapter of IBS to host the Sub-Saharan Africa network (SUSAN) meeting in Lilongwe. Malawi, from 22nd to 25th August 2017. More information at

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How to make sure the journal you choose will comply with your funder requirements…and so make sure they pay!

A vitally important question, this one. The Wellcome Trust (who last year gave us £208,038 for open access publishing charges) have announced that they will not be paying charges for publications which fail to meet their requirements. has done the legwork … Continue reading

Where are our downloads from on LSHTM Research Online?

Ever wondered who’s reading the documents we have squirrelled away in Research Online? Pop along to and get your hands on information that might surprise you. For example, who’d’ve thought that in the last year, two downloads, not one … Continue reading

Christmas cards from India to Sir Ronald Ross

While the collection at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine archives includes a wide variety of material on tropical medicine and the related scientific papers, included within these collections are the occasional treat – in this case, a … Continue reading

December Monthly Meeting

In our December monthly meeting, David Hodgson, group member and PhD student at UCL, presented his current research on Modelling the impact and cost effectiveness of vaccination for Respiratory Syncytial Virus in England. Details of his talk are given below. Modelling … Continue reading

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Development of modules for Biostatistics MSc

The African academic institutions are developing masters courses in biostatistics.  LSHTM has been requested to help in the development of modules for these courses, through the SSACAB consortium.  In the LSHTM grant, we have some (small) funds to support members … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day 2016: reasons to hope?

By Jamie Enoch (Research Assistant in AIDS Policy, LSHTM) Has 2016 been one of the worst years in history? Whatever your take on the overall state of the world, there is room to approach World AIDS Day with cautious optimism. … Continue reading

The US election results and the fragility of global HIV control initiatives

By Richard Coker and Mishal Khan (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) The recent election of Donald Trump has cast a dark cloud of uncertainty over the United States’ role in international development, and for HIV/AIDS, has thrown the … Continue reading