2 October 2019 is the 120th anniversary of LSHTM's foundation by Sir Patrick Manson. To mark this momentous occasion, we are celebrating 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.
Throughout the 2019-20 academic year we’ll be welcoming inspiring speakers to LSHTM, 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.
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.
Explore our School's history and major contributions to health over the past 120 years.
LSHTM celebrates 120 years of health innovation
Global and public health leaders join our staff, students and alumni to celebrate our School's 120th anniversary.
Women health pioneers honoured
Names of three women added to LSHTM’s iconic London building for the first time.
Historical Innovations from LSHTM that have transformed health
Watch our animation and read about some of the ways we have changed health so far in our 120 history.
Alumni on the Frontline of Innovation
Watch our LSHTM 120 keynote lecture, with some of our most prestigious alumni sharing their experiences of working in industry or research.
How human innovation shapes global health
Innovation is so much more than the discovery or launching of new therapies, vaccines or apps, writes Prof Peter Piot in Scientific American.
Innovative technologies and solutions
Prof Joy Lawn announces LSHTM's role in NEST360°, a new £50m partnership to reduce hundreds of thousands of preventable newborn deaths in Africa.
120 events around the world
To mark this LSHTM’s 120th anniversary, we are holding 120 events around the world for our alumni, staff and students.
LSHTM Innovators: Dr Najeeba Al Mulla
Meet Dr Najeeba Al Mulla, who became the first woman doctor in Kuwait in the 1960s.
LSHTM Innovators: Sean Leung
Sean Leung is Senior Charities Manager at The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. He studied for an MSc Public Health at LSHTM.
LSHTM Innovators: Susie Kitchens
Susie Kitchens is the UK Government’s Deputy High Commissioner and Permanent Representative to UNEP and UN Habitat based at the British High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya.
LSHTM Innovators: Victor Ugo
Meet Victor Ugo, a Senior Campaign Officer at United for Global Mental Health and Founder of the Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative (MANI).
LSHTM Innovators: Dr Ibrahim Audu Salisu
Meet Dr Ibrahim Audu Salisu, an award-winning public health physician who is currently the Public Health Officer and Sub-national Health Sector Coordinator for World Health Organization (WHO) Nigeria.
LSHTM Innovators: Carlos Chaccour
Meet Carlos Chaccour, Chief Scientific Officer of the BOHEMIA project and Assistant Research Professor at ISGlobal.
LSHTM Innovators: Jillian Kowalchuk
Meet Jillian Kowalchuk, founder and CEO at Safe & the City Ltd.
LSHTM Innovators: Sadi Khan MBE
Meet Sadi Khan MBE, an MSc Medical Parasitology alumna and founder and lead trainer of Noble Khan Ltd.
Innovation event series
Our innovation event series welcomes inspiring speakers from a range of sectors seeking to stimulate future innovation in global health.
Kevin Tetteh appointed as new Innovation Fellow
Dr Tetteh aims to use the fellowship to develop diagnostic tests to identify monkey malaria infections in humans.
Liam Smeeth discusses his 2004 study, which used a new approach and was crucial in debunking the myth between MMR vaccine and autism.
Keep the faith
In 2009 Heidi Larson launched the innovative Vaccine Confidence Project. Find out why.
Respiratory conditions and cardiovascular complications
In the 1950s, LSHTM led a study showing the effect of air pollution on respiratory health. 60 years later, respiratory health problems are still a major issue.
Machine learning can fix how we manage health on a global scale
Peter Piot writes for Wired on how machine learning can fix how we manage health on a global scale.
Next generation public health: AI and Big Data
Prof Peter Piot joins Wellcome Trust and Fondation Botnar at a panel event and in a new report on the use of artificial intelligence and big data for population wellbeing in low- and middle-income countries.
Behind the frieze: Uduak Okomo on Florence Nightingale
Dr Uduak Okomo explores the work of social reformer, statistician, and the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale.