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 […]

New Video: Person-centered approaches to improving hypertension management in lower-income areas

The Novartis Basel Dialogue, held in collaboration with the Novartis Foundation and the Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, explored person-centered approaches to improving management and care for hypertension and its complications in lower-income areas.

DEGREE: The Disadvantaged Populations Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) Epidemiology Study

Dates: April 2017 – ongoing DEGREE Executive: Neil Pearce, Ben Caplin, Kristina Jakobsson, Ajay Singh, Ricardo Correa Rotter, Jason Glaser. DEGREE Steering Committee: Dorothea Nitsch, Liam Smeeth, Antonio Bernabe-Ortiz, Emmanuel Burdmann, Marvin Gonzalez-Quiroz, Vivekanand Jha, Rick Johnson, Prabdheep Kaur, Pronpimolk Kongtip, Hans Kromhout, Adeera Levin, Magdalena Madero Rovalo, Moffat Nyirenda, Cristina O’Callaghan-Gordo, Pablo Perel, Dorairaj […]

Research Fellow in Social Science/Health Policy and Systems Research (0.6 FTE)

LSHTM are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow in Social Science/Health Policy and Systems Research (0.6 FTE) for a new project: Creating the building blocks for better treatment and control of non-communicable diseases among poor and vulnerable households in Malaysia and the Philippines (the Wellcome Trust/Newton Fund-MRC Humanities & Social Science Collaborative Award). This is […]

GSK Africa NCD Open Lab – Third Call for Research Proposals

The GSK Africa NCD Open Lab has launched its third call for research proposals on Non Communicable Diseases in sub Saharan Africa. The call for proposals opened  7th November, 2016 and is targeting scientists in the early stages of their research and academic careers based in research or academic institutions in the following countries: Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, […]

WHO job opportunity – Medical Officer

For More information on this one year temporary appointment based in Geneva, Switzerland, please see the Vacancy Notice HERE

How local neighbourhoods can raise obesity risk

  Where you live and how you view your neighbourhood is strongly related to your risk of developing obesity, according to new research published in a special issue of the journal Obesity Reviews. The results come from the four-year €3.7 million ‘Sustainable Prevention of Obesity through Integrated Strategies’ (SPOTLIGHT) project, carried out by a cross-European […]

WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity Report Published

Access to the report is available here –