London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world leader in research and postgraduate education in public and global health.
The School’s mission is 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 was named the world’s leading research-focused graduate school (Times Higher Education 2013), and is now among the world’s top 100 universities by reputation (March 2014). In May 2014, it was ranked in the top 10 of all universities in the world for citation rate by the new EU-supported U-Multirank database, and fourth in the world for impact in medical sciences by the Leiden Ranking.
The School’s research income has grown to over £79 million per year from national and international funding sources including the UK government, the European Commission, the Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The School’s multidisciplinary expertise includes clinicians, epidemiologists, statisticians, social scientists, molecular biologists and immunologists.
The School’s staff, students and alumni work in more than 180 countries in government, academia, international agencies and health services.
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COVID-19 Diagnostics and Testing (FutureLearn)

Get the latest recommendations on COVID-19 diagnostics and testing, and how to improve testing capacity in low-income settings. Understand the key role diagnostics play in outbreak control. As the world struggles to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, healthcare infrastructure and testing capacity have emerged as major [...]
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Global Blindness: Planning and Managing Eye Care Services (FutureLearn)

Understand global blindness and how to plan effective eye care with this online course for health professionals. Find out how to plan and manage eye care, to avoid blindness. Around the world, 285 million people are blind or visually impaired. 75% of this is avoidable and 90% is in [...]
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Global Health and Disability (FutureLearn)

Leaving no one behind: disability, health and wellbeing in global development. Around 15% of the world’s population, or 1 billion people, live with some form of disability, with numbers continuing to rise over the coming decades.
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COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus (FutureLearn)

What is COVID-19 and how might the outbreak affect you? Find out more about coronavirus and explore its worldwide implications. Understand the emergence of COVID-19 and how we respond to it going forward. The world is paying close attention to the outbreak of novel coronavirus, following its emergence in [...]
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Health in Humanitarian Crises (FutureLearn)

Discover the health needs of those affected by humanitarian crises, challenges of delivering healthcare, and what we must do next. Humanitarian crises due to armed conflict, natural disasters, disease outbreaks and other hazards are a major and growing contributor to ill-health and vulnerability worldwide, and their continuing effects on [...]
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The Lancet Maternal Health Series: Global Research and Evidence (FutureLearn)

Hear the latest expert evidence from The Lancet Maternal Health Series and learn what you can do to improve maternal healthcare. Imagine a woman in a remote village, perhaps in Africa or South Asia. She’s giving birth at home with a relative. Without access to drugs or transport, she [...]
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Control and Elimination of Visceral Leishmaniasis (FutureLearn)

Understand the spread of Visceral leishmaniasis, and gain practical tools to control and combat it in your setting. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) - also known as kala-azar - is endemic in parts of South Asia, East Africa, Southern Europe and South America. It is fatal if untreated, but the tools [...]
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Preventing the Zika Virus: Understanding and Controlling the Aedes Mosquito (FutureLearn)

Discover the science behind the Zika outbreak to understand how it is spread and can be controlled. The Zika virus is suspected to be the cause of cases of microcephaly in newborns in South America, and this outbreak has now been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern [...]
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Ebola in Context: Understanding Transmission, Response and Control (FutureLearn)

How has the Ebola outbreak become a humanitarian emergency? Learn about the science behind the crisis.In 2014, Ebola went from a scarcely known virus to the subject of daily news reports. The epidemic in West Africa has quickly surpassed all previous outbreaks, to become an unprecedented humanitarian [...]
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