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.
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 the 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.
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: 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
Peter Piot joins Wellcome Trust and Fondation Botnar at panel event and in 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.