Using population-based data linkages to investigate multiple sclerosis epidemiology in Canada

Date: 18 December 2017 Time: 12.45 – 2pm Venue: Bennett Room (LG80) Keppel Street Speaker(s): Professor Helen Tremlett, University of British Columbia Admission: Free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis   Visiting Professor Helen Tremlett, Faculty of Medicine (Neurology) and Canada Research Chair in […]

Launch: Lancet Commission on Diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa

The Centre for Global NCDs is delighted to host: The launch of The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology Commission on Diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa: from clinical care to health policy. Venue: John Snow A Lecture Theatre Date: Thu 6 July 2017 Time: 1230-1730 (This event will be followed by a reception in the South Courtyard Cafe) […]

Evaluation of a community-based hypertension improvement program (ComHIP) in Ghana

Date: 9 June 2017 Time: 12.45 – 2pm Venue: Bennett Room, LG80, Keppel Street Speaker(s): Professor Peter Lamptey, Professor of Non-communicable Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Admission: Free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis Ghana (as well as other countries in […]

Lessons from new Cochrane Review on the use of mobile phone text messaging to improve medication adherence in secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease

Worldwide, at least 100 million people have prevalent cardiovascular disease (CVD). Medications, such as antiplatelet therapy, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, beta-blockers and statins have been shown to be cost-effective, as well as safe, in reducing the risk of subsequent cardiovascular events in this population (secondary prevention medications) and are recommended in international guidelines. Unfortunately only a […]

Complex systems thinking and NCD prevention

Date: Thursday 14 September 2017 Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Venue: John Snow Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK Type of event: Symposium Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases & ECOHOST The Centre for Health and Social Change  Annual Symposium 2017 The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) persists worldwide despite proclamations after the 2011 United […]

Executive Programme for Global Health Leadership

Lead the world to a healthier future This flagship 10-month Executive Programme is planned to launch in September 2017, and will combine three one-week residential components with inter-residential phases providing Executive Programme Fellows (participants) with Executive Coaching and health-topic expert mentorship tailored to individual needs. A key element will be hearing directly from successful health […]

The environment and prostate cancer: is there a signal? – Recording now available

Recording is now available at the following link: Date: Friday 24 March 2017 Time: 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street Speaker(s): Professor Marie-Elise Parent, PhD   Efforts to elucidate the causes of prostate cancer have met with little success to date and we are still entirely bereft of […]

Gift establishes 30 New Scholarships for students from sub-Saharan Africa

  Thirty new scholarships will be awarded over ten years to students from sub-Saharan Africa, thanks to a £1.3 million gift to the School from GSK. The Sir Andrew Witty GSK Scholarships recognise the contribution retiring GSK CEO Sir Andrew has made to the company, and his commitment to addressing health challenges in the developing […]

Launch of ‘Climate Change and the Health of Nations’ by Professor Tony McMichael

This event is being held to launch the ‘Climate Change and Health of Nations‘ book, authored by the late Professor Tony McMichael. Professor Tony McMichael made seminal contributions to our understanding of how global environmental change has affected human health. In his celebrated book ‘Planetary Overload‘ (1994) he presciently observed “…we are overloading the planet’s […]

Views from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: Innovation needed to tackle global epidemic of non-communicable diseases

By Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Throughout my career I have been at the frontline in the fight against some of the toughest health emergencies of our times. In the 1970s I was working to quell the outbreak of the then-unknown Ebola virus. In the 1990s I was […]