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Households buying high volumes of sugary or diet soft drinks linked to low socio-economic status and less healthy food purchases

A new PHI|Lab study published in PLOS Medicine found that households purchasing high volumes of sugary or diet drinks are more likely to have lower socio-economic status, higher body mass index (BMI) and overall less healthy food purchases. The study … Continue reading

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Sugar levy did not decrease the domestic sales of UK soft drinks manufacturers

Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) taxes are widely supported by the public and health professionals to reduce the consumption of sugar and thus improve public health. Such policies have generally met with strong opposition from soft drinks industry with claims that it … Continue reading

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Jose Luis Garcia: Volunteering in Tchad

Jose Luis Garcia studied the Professional Diploma of Tropical Nursing (PDTN), graduating in 2018. After his time at LSHTM he embarked on a volunteering experience in Tchad (Republic of Chad) for the Iluminafrica Foundation. In this post he explains his … Continue reading

Grace Hatton: Nominee for Tech Women 100

Grace Hatton studied Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTMH) at LSHTM, and now works as a Clinical Research Fellow and Clinical Entrepreneur at NHS England. She is the only NHS medical employee to be shortlisted for the incredible Tech … Continue reading

Alumni researchers: Investigating TB in sub-Saharan Africa

A team of researchers, led by LSHTM alumnus Benjamin Momo Kadia, are proposing to conduct the first evidence review and synthesis investigating the barriers to and enablers of uptake of and adherence to antiretroviral therapy in the context of integrated … Continue reading

Current challenges and proposed solutions to the effective implementation of the RTS, S/AS01 Malaria Vaccine Program in sub-Saharan Africa

In April 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched the world’s first malaria vaccine, the RTS, S/AS01, as part of a pilot programme in Malawi, Ghana and Kenya. The three countries have a combined target of vaccinating 360000 children (below … Continue reading