Expert Comment – Increase in Plasmodium knowlesi malaria in Malaysia due to spillover from monkeysThursday 1 June 2023
Moral frameworks for public health, with Nathalie Egalité and Allan Arturo González Estrada
LSHTM, 15-17 Tavistock Place, London, United Kingdom
Working in A&E and studying Public Health at the same time - Candy's part-time experienceTuesday 23 May 2023
GlaxoSmithKline welcomes LSHTM scholarship recipients to their Head OfficeFriday 5 May 2023
Meat and dairy-reduction policies would help meet net zero targets and improve population health in the UK
To meet the UK’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets, the Climate Change Committee (CCC) recommended to reduce current meat and dairy intake by 20% by 2030. Compared to plant-based, animal products have significant higher carbon emissions and land and water footprints. A shift towards plant-based diets, rich in fruit and vegetables, nuts and wholegrains would also reduce the risk of mortality and chronic disease morbidity, including cardiovascular disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes.
Today, World Environment Day 2023 is all about tackling plastic pollution. This is timely not least as countries around the world emerge from a week of international negotiations as part of the development of a global, legally binding, treaty to end plastic pollution. Plastic is now so pervasive in our environment as to constitute a new era: the Plasticene.
The management of the cancer backlog following the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the UK’s major political and clinical issues. Figures for September 2022 show for example that only 61.7% of patients are receiving treatment within 62 days of a referral, compared to 82.3% in the period between April 2017 and March 2018. Short-term public health solutions are urgently required to address current delays in treatment.
Children with disabilities, especially in low-and middle-income countries, face challenges in getting a good education and having opportunities to grow. Even though the United Nations has set goals for inclusive education for all, progress has been slow and planning often doesn't take into account the unique needs of children with disabilities and their families.