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 throughout the year.

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 from a range of sectors for a special innovation event series, and in our interactive timeline you can explore the many impressive contributions to health around the world since 1899.


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.