Monthly Archives: April 2018

Impact bonds could offer a paradigm shift towards more effective public services

BY EMILY GUSTAFSSON-WRIGHT Social and Development Impact Bonds require enormous effort for the partners involved, but they have a potential to transform the financing and delivery of social services across the globe. In winter 2015, Courtney arrived at Frontline Services, … Continue reading

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New publication: AIDS and the gender gap in life expectancy

Bruno Masquelier (Universite Catholique de Louvain) and Georges Reniers (LSHTM) prepared a short article on AIDS and the gender gap in life expectancy in Africa for Populations et Sociétés; a popular science journal published by the Institut National d’Etudes Démographiques … Continue reading

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Fully-funded scholarships for the MSc in Demography & Health – UK residents

Up to four fully-funded MSc scholarships are available from PIC for our London-based MSc in Demography & Health and the MSc in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research – UK residents only. Apply normally for the MSc through the LSHTM portal; … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Scholarships for MSc in Demography and Health by distance learning

MSc Demography and Health by distance learning Commonwealth Scholarships now available   This unique online course offers professional training for those who wish to acquire technical expertise in demographic measurement and estimation; and in understanding the interlinkages between population health, … Continue reading

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How economic development norms are hurting global tobacco control

By Raphael Lencucha, PhD (McGill University), Jeffrey Drope, PhD (American Cancer Society) and Ronald Labonte, PhD (University of Ottawa) Government policy and tobacco Why do some governments continue to support the production of harmful commodities? This question is most vexing … Continue reading

The Womb Room: Raising Awareness of Endometriosis

By Rianna Raymond-Williams, Theme A, March Blog Editor (MSc in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research Candidate) Endometriosis is a common condition that occurs in around 1.5 million women in the UK and 176 million women globally. This is where the … Continue reading