2 October 2019 was the 120th anniversary of LSHTM's foundation by Sir Patrick Manson. To mark this momentous occasion, we celebrated 120 years of health innovation.

From proving the link between smoking and lung cancer to conducting pioneering work on Ebola vaccines, innovation has, and continues to be, central to LSHTM’s mission of improving health worldwide.

We welcomed inspiring speakers to LSHTM throughout the 2019-20 academic year, holding 120 celebratory events around the world and speaking to leading experts about what the future holds in global health. 

You can also explore the many impressive contributions we've made to health around the world since 1899 in our interactive historical timeline and video.

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To improve health for all, we and the global health community must continue to challenge the status quo by applying new, groundbreaking ideas and tools that create new possibilities and enable us to better reach those in need.