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Study shows delay to diagnosis of potentially fatal childhood eye cancer longer in lower-income countries, leading to worse outcomes

Photograph: Pak Sang Lee Retinoblastoma is a potentially fatal cancer of the eye occurring in children. However, the likelihood of death from those experiencing it has been known to be highly variable for years. For instance, a child in Africa … Continue reading

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Vision impairment and blindness has global economic impact of $411 billion in lost productivity per year

A new study has revealed the scale of the economic impact for vision loss globally. The research, authored by members of ICEH as part of the Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health, modelled the annual cost of potential … Continue reading

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The International Centre for Eye Health co-chairs the Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health

ICEH were co-chairs on the Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health, published this month. The Commission is the work of an interdisciplinary group of 73 academics and national programme leaders and practitioners from 25 countries. Building on the … Continue reading

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Exciting opportunity at LSHTM – Brass-Blacker Professor in Demography

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is seeking to appoint a senior academic as Brass-Blacker Professor in Demography. This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established and highly regarded group of demographers and population scientists embedded … Continue reading

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Challenges of engaging with Universal Credit system impact on the health and wellbeing of people experiencing homelessness

King’s College London, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Groundswell explored experiences of Universal Credit (UC) to understand the welfare reform’s impact on people who are homeless, and how this might affect their health. The research was … Continue reading

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