Monthly Archives: May 2019

“Cashgate”, foreign aid, trust and relationships amongst stakeholders and its impact on Malawi’s health system

By Radha Adhikari, Jeevan Sharma and Pam Smith (University of Edinburgh) In June 2014, we arrived in Lilongwe, Malawi from the University of Edinburgh for the first time, to start a research project in collaboration with the Kamuzu College of … Continue reading

Abstract submissions for the 8th African Population Conference (Kampala, 18-22 November) are now open

8th African Population Conference Entebbe – Uganda, 18-22 November 2019 “Harnessing Africa’s Population for Sustainable Development: 25 Years after Cairo and Beyond.” Deadline for submitting papers or abstracts: 30 June 2019 Every four years, The Union for African Population Studies … Continue reading

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Beyond Birth Weight: How Dr Hannah Blencowe is Making Every Baby Count

  Dr Hannah Blencowe joined the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) fresh out of working in Malawi as a pediatrician at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blantyre where she helped to run the neonatal unit. Having trained in UK … Continue reading

Let’s talk about sex

How do researchers go about interviewing people about sex and sexualities? To what extent do we – or should we – share our own experiences? And what kind of ‘spaces’ do these highly personal conversations fit into? DEPTH researcher Dr … Continue reading

The Gilded Vectors of Disease: Sculptures at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Decorating the exterior of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a frieze in the Art Deco style of gilded bronze figures of ten different animals. The figures are sculpted into the iron balconies on the first … Continue reading

FROM THE HILLS OF LOYORO TO LONDON: MY STORY

By Dr Paul Lokubal Dr Paul Lokubal is a medical doctor with 7 years’ experience practicing in Uganda. His passion for transforming outcomes in maternal health has led him to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, studying an … Continue reading