The Philippines’ highly politicised response to newly-reported risks of a dengue vaccine led to a dramatic drop in public trust in vaccines overall, according to new research published in Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics.
Led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), the study measured the impact of the Dengvaxia crisis on overall vaccine confidence before and after the manufacturer highlighted a risk associated with the vaccine and the associated political fallout.
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is now recognised as a serious and widespread global health issue. During a humanitarian crisis, the risk of such violence is heightened, often continuing after the early phases of a crisis – reports of gender-based violence (GBV) are common in camps for refugees and displaced populations. However, there is limited evidence on how to provide effective response services to survivors of violence in humanitarian contexts.
Panel convened by Harvard Global Health Institute and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine issues hard-hitting analysis of the global response to Ebola
Introducing rapid diagnostic tests in Ugandan drug shops improves treatment of malaria patients
LONDON, United-Kingdom, July 22, 2015/ -- Using malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) in registered drug shops in a highly endemic region in Uganda substantially reduced over diagnosis of malaria, improving the use of valuable malaria drugs, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE.
First comprehensive study of trafficked men, women and children reveals severity of abuse and complex health issues
The largest survey to date of the health of trafficking survivors has found high levels of abuse and serious harm associated with human trafficking.
Southeast Asia Study Shows Gaps in Health Care for Trafficking Survivors
Human trafficking may lead to complex and long-term health complications, according to new research unveiled in Viet Nam today.
The study, carried out in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region by IOM and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, highlights the health outcomes and consequences of human trafficking and calls for greater emphasis on the healthcare needs of victims of trafficking.
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CBM in collaboration with the International Centre for Evidence in Disability at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, as well as the Kenyan Red Cross conducted a research study in the Horn of Africa crisis region about “Childhood Disability and Malnutrition in Turkana/Kenya”. The aim of the study was to assess whether children with disabilities were included within humanitarian and food security response programmes in Turkana, and whether there is an association between disability and malnutrition.
There is an urgent need for a stronger scientific evidence base to inform health interventions in humanitarian crises. To address this problem, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Wellcome Trust commissioned a project to review the quality and depth of the available evidence, identify gaps and weaknesses and make recommendations for future work.
This ground breaking report, produced in collaboration with London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, reveals that children with disabilities in developing countries are being held back from an education.
Based upon Plan’s dataset of 1.4 million sponsored children, the report compares sponsored children with a disability to those without, from 30 countries worldwide.
Key findings include:
children with disabilities are 10 times more likely not to attend school
En la comunidad internacional, cada vez existe más concienciación sobre los problemas causados por la escasez de datos sobre niños y niñas con discapacidades. Actualmente hay aproximadamente 150 millones de niños y niñas con discapacidades en el mundo. Enfrentan muchos obstáculos en lo que respecta a su inclusión y participación en actividades cotidianas, según desprende el Informe mundial sobre la discapacidad realizado por el Banco Mundial y la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS).
Au sein de la communauté internationale, on est devenu progressivement plus conscient des problèmes occasionnés par le peu de données dont on dispose sur les enfants handicapés. Il existe aujourd’hui quelque 150 millions d’enfants handicapés à travers le monde. De nombreux obstacles à leur désir d’être inclus et de participer aux activités quotidiennes se dressent devant eux, comme le rappelle le Rapport mondial sur le handicap produit conjointement par la Banque mondiale et l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS).
The need for a stronger scientific evidence base for responses to humanitarian crises has been identified by various public health actors. To this end, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Wellcome Trust commissioned a project to review the evidence base of public health interventions in humanitarian crises. The overall aim of the project is to provide a rigorous assessment of the current quality and depth of the evidence-base that informs humanitarian public health programming globally.
Poor sanitation is an issue that can affect everyone but women are often the most at risk. As a woman who grew up in a country with sanitation challenges, I was acutely aware of the issues faced by people growing up in rural and evolving urban environments where the infrastructure provided many challenges. I have great empathy with the far-reaching impact this can have on all aspects of a woman’s life from childhood through to motherhood and beyond.
The interagency field handbook was developed to set out effective malaria control responses in humanitarian emergencies, particularly during the acute phase when reliance on international humanitarian assistance is greatest. This second edition represents a thorough updating and revision of the first edition. The structure remains similar, but includes an additional chapter on humanitarian coordination. All chapters have been revised to reflect changes in best practices, improvements in technologies, availability of new tools, and changes in WHO recommendations.
WHO report highlights violence against women as a ‘global health problem of epidemic proportions’ New clinical and policy guidelines launched to guide health sector response
20 June 2013 I GENEVA – Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according to a new report released by the World Health Organization in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council.
Did you know that around 2.5 billion people - over a third of the people on this planet - don't have access to proper sanitation? Or that 1 billion people have to go to the toilet in the open?
The new report, Toilets For Health is published this week and is available for download below:
Download the .PDF report. [5.5 MB]
Authored by Dr Elisa Roma and Isabelle Pugh, with additional material by Unilever’s Global Hygiene Manager, Carolyn Jones, the report features an introduction by the School's Hygiene Centre Director Dr Val Curtis, who said:
Overview of the independent evaluation The success of malaria control efforts depends on a high level of coverage in the use of effective antimalarials such as artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs). Although these antimalarials have been procured in large amounts by countries, evidence suggests that ACT use still remains far below target levels.