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 –  

Impact of Genetic Data for Causal Inference & Disease Prevention

Hosted by The Cancer Survival Group Date: Thursday 21 January 2016 Time: 12:45 pm Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK Type of event: Seminar Speaker(s): Professor Richard Martin & Dr Philip Haycock, University of Bristol Mendelian randomization: maximising the impact of genetic data for causal inference, disease prevention & translation […]

New Guidelines for Alcohol Consumption in the UK

The Department of Health has published new advice for alcohol consumption and warned that drinking any level of alcohol raises the risk of a range of cancers. Mark Petticrew, Professor of Public Health Evaluation at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, has played a key role in shaping the new recommendations by chairing […]

London Dialogue Event Highlights

We are pleased to share the highlights video from the London dialogue event on hypertension management in LMICs, which took place on December 1, 2015 – available now on the Novartis Foundation YouTube channel. To watch this video please click HERE.