Student Blog Post: Centre for Global Chronic Conditions NCD-focused Careers Panel

By Sameera Hassan and Lucy Maconick   On 28th June, the CGCC Student Representatives hosted an NCD-focused careers panel. The event was open to all students at LSHTM, and was moderated by CGCC co-director Bayard Roberts. The CGCC Student Representative Group, comprised of 4 MSc students, acts as a liaison between the Centre and the […]

Message to CGCC outgoing student groups from the student coordinator

Dear members of the 2017/2018 CGCC student group, We hope that you all had a pleasant experience with your summer projects and had the chance to enjoy a break afterwards. If your project was on chronic conditions it would be great if you shared an abstract that we could upload on the CGCC website, which […]

SSA NCD research networking event

The Centre for Global Chronic Conditions at LSHTM recently hosted researchers from sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and those at LSHTM that are interested in chronic disease research in SSA to a one-day workshop. The meeting was held in London on September 18th, 2018 during the LSHTM week and attracted more than 30 participants. Attendees learnt about […]

How can peer networks make a difference in the battle against NCDs?

In May 2018, Jordan Jarvis gave a TEDx talk at the TEDxGoodenoughCollege event. Jordan is a DrPH student at LSHTM and the former Executive Director of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network, which brings together 5,000 young professionals across 160 countries to help shape global and local policy, develp leaders and catalyze change to improve […]

Meeting for student involvement in the CGCC Centre

What? Find out more about the Centre activities with students When? Monday 15 October 12.45 – 13.45 Where? Rose room (LG6&7) in Keppel Street Come along!

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 – […]