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The Centre endorses yoga classes at LSHTM

Beginning on 10 April, Gabriella Allman-Hussien and Amy Mulick will be offering weekly yoga classes at Tavistock Place and Keppel Street. Gabriella will teach on Thursdays 17.30-18.30 in Jerry Morris B. Gabriella was first introduced to yoga in 2012 and soon became a regular on the mat, loving the intricate links between mind and body wellbeing.  […]

Is the NHS cancer plan successful?

A new study by the Cancer Survival Group at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found that the NHS Cancer Plan has not had significant impact on either short-term survival or the “deprivation gap” in survival. The NHS Cancer plan was introduced in 2000 and aimed to improve cancer survival to levels comparable […]

Event: Global surveillance of cancer survival: the CONCORD programme

Sydnie Stackland, MSc Epidemiology student, LSHTM   Date: 1 February 2018 Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre (A), Keppel Street, LSHTM Speakers: Dr. Claudia Allemani, Associate Professor in Cancer Epidemiology – LSHTM Dr. Chris James, Economist/Health Policy Analyst, Health Division – OECD Prof. Richard Sullivan, Director of the Institute of Cancer Policy – King’s College London […]

Event: ‘Non communicable diseases: prevention and management in contemporary crisis and conflict zones’

Dr. Lucy Maconick, MSc Public Health student Date: 22nd January 2018 Venue: Royal Society of Medicine Speakers: Dr. Ghasaan Soleiman Abu Sitta, Assitant Professor in Surgery, American University of Beirut and Co-Director Conflict Medicine Program, Queen Mary University London Dr. Lilian Kiapa, Senior Technical Advisor, International Rescue Committee Dr. Éimhín Ansbro, Research Fellow in Non-communicable […]

Costing life? Intellectual property barriers to access new treatments and pathways towards improvement

Date: Tuesday 30 January 2018 Time: 17.30 – 19.00 pm Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre Chair: Professor Gorik Ooms, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Speaker: HU Yuanqiong, Access Campaign of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Skyrocketing prices of the recently introduced hepatitis C treatment caused much attention and outrage worldwide. Hepatitis C is now curable – […]

Is obesity affected by city planning?

People living close to physical activity facilities have smaller waist circumferences, lower BMI and lower body fat percentages, according to a new study. Read more here

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 […]

Jam tomorrow? Prospects for the “just about managing”

In the 2017 Litchfield Lecture held in Oxford 0n 16 March 2017, Martin McKee explores the prospects for the ‘just about managing’ in Britain in light of Brexit. Lecture podcast is available online, introduced by Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, the University of Oxford.

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

Ghana (as well as other countries in sub-Saharan Africa) face an increasing burden of non-communicable disease with high rates of hypertension in adults. Despite these high rates, hypertension control remains very poor in Ghana. The goal of ComHIP is to address the hypertension burden in Ghana through the deployment of a community-based model that engages […]

Martin McKee awarded the Andrew Duncan Medal

Martin McKee has been awarded the Dr Andrew Duncan lectureship and medal by Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. His keynote lecture was on recent changes to Europe’s political landscape, including Brexit, and their implications for health. Dr Andrew Duncan was a co founder of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a former President of […]