2 October 2019 marks 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 making the first 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.
In 2019 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.
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.
Explore our School's history and major contributions to health over the past 120 years.