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Professor David Conway, who runs a research group conducting population genetic, experimental and epidemiological studies of malaria parasites at LSHTM, said:
Thibaut Jombart, who is now based between LSHTM, the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team and Imperial College, was a member of the WHO's analysis team during that epidemic, developing the team's analysis infrastructure using the R programming language.
The initiatives were implemented by the Public Health Foundation of India's Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad (IIPH-H) with technical support from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in 10 states for DR and 4 states for ROP.
Researchers from the MRCG and the LSHTM used nylon socks to collect foot odour samples from apparently healthy children aged five to 14 in The Gambia in West Africa.
The team at LSHTM first analyzed historical data on temperature-related deaths from 451 locations in 23 countries with different socio-economic and climatic conditions.
Victoria Miari from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), lead author of the study, said: "Antibiotic resistance, combined with the reduction of drug development, is one of the biggest health issues facing the world today.
The LSHTM was involved in mapping trachoma around the world.
Cheryl Whitehorn, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (lshtm.ac.uk), says:
Peek Vision Foundation and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM): training teachers in India to use an eye examination mobile app developed by Peek to quickly identify children with eye problems and refer them for treatment;
A specialist panel convened by Harvard's Global Health Institute (HGHI) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) said while the epidemic "engendered acts of outstanding courage and solidarity", it also caused "immense human suffering, fear and chaos" which went "largely unchecked" by leadership or reliable and rapid institutional responses.
Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) are also using smartphone technology to allow doctors to perform visual acuity tests in remote regions, such as Kenya's Rift Valley, where they had to set up 100 temporary eye clinics.
Gordon-Wyon Award for Community-Oriented Public Health, Epidemiology and Practice: Sandy Hoar, ABDA Emeritus, LSHTM, MPAS
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