Monthly Archives: September 2017

Should I stay or should I go? The clash between facility childbirth and homebirth decisions

By Lenka Benova (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) As the day of delivery approaches, pregnant women around the world make preparations for childbirth. Many choose which health facility to attend for the delivery, and make plans about how … Continue reading

Constructing a literature search for a systematic review: part 1, preparation

What this series of posts are about This is the first in a series of blog posts detailing how to put together a literature search for a systematic review (SR). The Information Services Team in the Library are often asked … Continue reading

Public health and alcohol licensing study – update from first stakeholder workshop, September 2017 update

First stakeholder workshop – 13th September 2017 On 13th September, we held the first stakeholder workshop for the Public Health and Alcohol Licensing (PHAL) tool study, at LSHTM, Keppel St, London.  The aims of the workshop were to:  Share early … Continue reading

SSL Certificates / Trust Issues

A few users have recently had problems connecting to our servers via ODK collect. The error mentions a CertPathValidatorException This happened because we recently renewed the SSL certificate for ODK and our latest certificates use a different Certification Authority (CA) to the previous one. Most … Continue reading

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2017 Dr Richard Horton – Life and Death in 2100: Health, History and Human Contingency

The 25th Annual Pumphandle Lecture was delivered on 12th September 2017, by Dr Richard Horton, Editor in Chief of The Lancet. This was a broad and passionate critique of global heath and today’s world. Dr Horton began by emphasising a … Continue reading

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Twitter chat on 3rd October for Launch of Supplement – Join Us!

By Natasha Salaria (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) I am pleased to announce that @HPP_LSHTM will be hosting a Twitter chat on 3 OCTOBER using the hashtag #CommunityMNH! Date: 3 October, 2017 Time: 2-3pm UK TIME Location: Twitter … Continue reading

Content, costs, cadres for community maternal and newborn care: Launch of the Health Policy and Planning Supplement

This post has been cross-posted with LSHTM. VIEW THE RECORDED EVENT HERE. EVENT FOR SUPPLEMENT LAUNCH To reach universal health coverage with care at birth and prevent 300,000 maternal deaths and 5.3 million neonatal deaths and stillbirths, an important strategy is … Continue reading

Life and death in 1960’s Civil Service: Whitehall Study I collection now available

  The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has been at the centre of excellence for epidemiology and medical statistics for 90 years. Researchers at the school have contributed to our understanding of disease outbreaks, effectiveness of drug and … Continue reading