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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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Efforts to stop gender-based violence must include men and women. Jenny Berg/Frontline AIDS

What works to stop gender-based violence and what doesn’t

There are a number of effective interventions to prevent gender-based violence among adult women and men at risk of HIV infection. But little is known about the effectiveness of these in young people.
The Mediterranean diet. Foxys Forest Manufacture/Shutterstock

First ever global scientific eating plan forgets the world’s poor

A Lancet commission has come up with a new sustainable diet that's supposed to be the way forward.
An Ottawa high school student looks at plain cigarette packaging examples on World No Tobacco Day in May 2016. Tobacco companies are railing against Ottawa’s plans for plain cigarette packaging in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Big Tobacco’s opposition to plain packaging is plain spin

The Canadian government is currently drafting regulations on plain packaging for cigarettes. Tobacco companies are trying to weaken the regulations via lobbying and misleading PR campaigns.
Corruption in the health sector in Nigeria takes many forms. RTI International/Ruth McDowall

Corruption in the Nigerian health sector has many faces. How to fix it

Corruption in Nigeria's health sector can be eliminated by the implementation of a few simple strategies.
Sub-Saharan Africa can achieve meaningful and sustainable change in health by 2030. Shutterstock

Why the path to longer and healthier lives for all Africans is within reach

Sub-Saharan countries have unprecedented opportunities to substantially improve health outcomes within a generation, largely with their own resources.
Classifying e-cigarettes as a nicotine replacement therapy could help the tobacco industry influence health policy. from www.shutterstock.com

How e-cigarettes could ‘health wash’ the tobacco industry

Classing e-cigarettes as quit smoking aids could help rebrand the tobacco industry as a legitimate player in health policy. Here's why we should be concerned.

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