Monthly Archives: July 2021

United Nations Resolution Passes First Resolution to Tackle Preventable Sight Loss

The International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine joins the eye health community in celebrating the passing of the first United Nations resolution on preventable sight loss. All 193 countries of the … Continue reading

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DEPTH Researchers nominated for RCPCH ‘Voice Champion Award’

In uncertain times, it was a real morale boost to receive some good news from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH). The RCPCH ‘& Us’ team, who advocate for and involve children, young people and families in health services, recently told … Continue reading

Facility births are not all the same. Poor, high parity women are underserved by hospitals for childbirth in rural Tanzania

Manuela Straneo (Athena Institute, VU University) , Claudia Hanson (LSHTM and Karolinska Institutet), Lenka Benova (Institute of Tropical Medicine and LSHTM) , Thomas van den Akker (VU University and Leiden University) Background What does it take to provide effective childbirth … Continue reading

Effectiveness of an mHealth system on access to eye health services in Kenya: a cluster-randomised controlled trial

A smartphone-based eye screening and referral system used by community members has been shown to almost triple the number of people with eye problems attending primary care, as well as increasing appropriate uptake of hospital services, compared to the standard … Continue reading

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Younger people and those with lower socioeconomic position are more exposed to  advertising of high fat, sugar and salt products

A new PHI|Lab study published in the BMJ Open found lower socioeconomic groups and younger age groups were more likely to report seeing or hearing advertising for high fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) products, and that exposure to digital food … Continue reading

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