London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine aims to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

The School’s multidisciplinary expertise includes clinicians, epidemiologists, statisticians, social scientists, molecular biologists and immunologists. They work with partners worldwide to support the development of teaching and research capacity, and their alumni work in more than 180 countries.


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Teachers in Uganda routinely use physical violence and corporal punishment to discipline children. EPA/STEPHEN MORRISON

Empowering Uganda’s teachers offers a new route to reducing violence in schools

A ban on corporal punishment has not stopped the practice in Uganda's schools. An initiative in the East African country may hold the solutions - and could be used in other countries, too.
A re-analysis of data of deworming at schools in Kenya has generated different findings. 2014 Evidence Action/Photoshare

How re-analysing the data of scientific research can change the findings

The re-analysis of data can provide valuable new findings and it can improve transparency, accountability, and strengthen the literature that policymakers base their decisions on.
What worked for you doesn’t work for everyone. Matt Crossick/PA

Elitism is what unites Russell Brand and Iain Duncan Smith on drug policy

You would be forgiven for thinking that Russell Brand, that radical left-winger and advocate of revolution, and Iain Duncan Smith, Conservative secretary of state for work and pensions, didn’t have anything…
One in three women will experience physical or sexual violence. EPA/Alessandro Di Marco

To stop violence against women, we need to get men to help change social norms

A series of research projects is to take place in countries including Afghanistan, Palestine and South Africa to address our significant lack of knowledge about how to prevent physical and sexual violence…

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