Monthly Archives: January 2019

Five years after the Ebola epidemic, are new preparedness measures sustainable?

By Michael R. Snyder (Johns Hopkins University) With the five-year anniversary of the West Africa Ebola outbreak declaration approaching, now is an appropriate time to reflect on progress made in improving global public health preparedness. Has the international community learned … Continue reading

Sir Andrew Balfour

On this day, Sir Andrew Balfour, first Director of LSHTM and Scottish Medical Officer, died in 1931. Born in Edinburgh in 1873, it seemed that Balfour would follow in the footsteps of his successful father, Dr T.A.G Balfour, an Edinburgh … Continue reading

Plan-S Feedback

Late last year we reported on the announcement of the Plan-S open access policy, supported by a range of major funders including UKRI, the Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (Read more here). A consultation period is … Continue reading

Scholarship opportunities for the MSc in Demography and Health at LSHTM

The MSc in Demography and Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has a world-leading reputation for technical training in demography and population studies, and is unique because of its substantive focus on health in all regions of the … Continue reading

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Health Policy and Planning’s Top 10 articles in 2018 – Catch up now!

By Natasha Salaria (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) Health Policy and Planning publishes health policy and systems research focusing on low- and middle-income countries. The journal consists of four sections; Health Systems Research, Health Economics, Health Policy Processes and … Continue reading

New ALiGN blogpost by DEPTH team members: Qualitative data shows how sexuality education can address social norms

PhD researcher Shelly Makleff and Professor Cicely Marston, members of the DEPTH research hub at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, have collaborated to write a new blogpost about the value of qualitative data in assessing sexuality education. Their … Continue reading

Thirty years and counting: LSHTM’s maternal health group turns 30

In January 1989, a new research group was launched at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, created formally by virtue of a grant award from the Ford Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation. Loosely-called the “maternal health research group” … Continue reading