Latest Blog Posts

[SlideDeck2 id=2664]


  • The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)

    The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)Poliomyelitis is, sadly, still with us. But since 1988, global action on the disease has reduced the number of cases from an estimated 350,000 to just 445 in 2013.1 This is pretty remarkable for a disease that only reached epidemic proportions in the twentieth century, and with a vaccine that was developed as recently as ...

  • Who deserves a blue plaque?

    Who deserves a blue plaque?The History Centre at LSHTM is located in a building in Tavistock Place, about 10 minutes walk from the main School building in Keppel Street.   Tavistock Place is close to Marchmont Street, a bustling shopping street with a lively local community. We researched the history of the building and developed cordial relations with the local ...

  • The Sorrows of Salad

    Having spent four months working on a paper on salads, food poisoning and public health, I heard of the publication of Joanna Blythman’s Swallow This on BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme the other week with a  mixture of anxiety and anticipation. I need not have worried: Blythman’s topic is the iniquities of the food industries, ...