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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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Health workers are preparing COVID-19 vaccine Sinovac during first stage vaccination in Health Center, South Tagerang City, Indonesia, Januari 15, 2021. More than 8.000 health workers there are vacinnated. ANTARA FOTO/Fauzan/foc

Indonesia’s decision to prioritise COVID-19 vaccination to citizens aged 18-59 years old questionable

By prioritising vaccination for the elderly, Indonesia may optimally reduce the hospital burden and COVID-19 deaths amid a limited vaccine supply during the first vaccination phase.
The mortality rate of AIDS-related deaths remains high among adolescent girls and young women. Shutterstock

Here’s where efforts to end HIV in eastern and southern Africa must focus

The evidence shows that keeping girls in school not only reduces HIV risk, but also delays marriage and pregnancy, and improves mental health.
The increasingly well-coordinated global anti-vaccine movement has repurposed itself to challenge the very reality of COVID-19. Hasan Esen/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

COVID-19: A global survey shows worrying signs of vaccine hesitancy

A safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be developed in record time and may be approved for production, distribution and acceptance some time in 2021.
Vaccines are some of the most equitable and cost-effective health interventions available. ranplett/GettyImages

Why a campaign to champion all vaccines matters now more than ever

Coronavirus is a stark reminder of what a world without vaccines would look like.
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What we’ve learnt from building Africa’s biggest genome library

Africa is known to be where humans originated. This makes it the most genetically diverse region in the world. Diversity in other populations represents a subset of the diversity within Africa.
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.

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