Monthly Archives: October 2020

Mobile health system used to test school eye health education package

New peer-reviewed research published in eClinicalMedicine shows how the Peek Vision school eye health system can help service providers evaluate new ways of educating children and their parents about eye health. Peek Vision’s suite of smartphone and software solutions, designed … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Antonio Hegar

Antonio Hegar (MSc Public Health, Environmental Stream, 2013) works as an Epidemiologist at the Ministry of Health (MoH), in Belize. In this blog, he describes how COVID-19 has affected his work and affected his outlook. “COVID-19 has forced me to … Continue reading

Major new research programme could fast-track health service improvement in low and middle-income countries

A partnership including The International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) and Peek Vision have been awarded a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award in Science, which will be used for a series of research projects with the potential to redefine how health … Continue reading

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Key lessons from Mexico’s changes to the obesity policy agenda

By Angela Carriedo  (World Public Health Nutrition Association) The 2014 Mexican soda (sugar-sweetened beverages) tax policy supported rapid policy diffusion. It also improved the conditions within the country to progress on the obesity agenda. How and why did it happen? … Continue reading

Alumni Profile: Joel Aik

Joel Aik (MSc Epidemiology, 2011) works as an Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology Director for the Environmental Health Institute National Environment Agency, Singapore. In this blog, he explains his journey since leaving LSHTM and advice for current students. “I was offered … Continue reading

Community Fundraising: What to do in times of COVID-19

In recent months, our community of fundraisers have started to think outside the box showing innovative ways to support LSHTM’s important work. They have been raising funds to support LSHTM’s mission to improve global health equity, preparing the future leaders … Continue reading

COVID-19 Alumni Story: Muna Aden

Dr Muna A Aden (MSc Control of Infectious Diseases, 2019) works as an Infectious Disease Control Specialist with the COVID-19 Taskforce in Nairobi, Kenya. Here, she explains how she has been responding to the outbreak and the nationwide response from … Continue reading