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Measles and rubella in Europe: a process of elimination

Leading public health experts brought together by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and WHO/Europe discuss lessons learnt and the way forward to eliminate measles and rubella in Europe.

Dengue vaccine no silver bullet but worth a shot for those who need it most

Stefan Flasche, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine ‘Dengue fever kills 20 in Burkina Faso’ reports the BBC. ‘Dengue claims 26 lives in Maharashtra’ leads the Times of India. Deaths from dengue are actually rare but these recent headlines are a reminder of the dangers the virus poses and […]

New clues in the fight against tuberculosis

Taane Clark, Professor of Genomics and Global Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Dr Ruth McNerney from the University of Cape Town. Have you ever wondered why there is not an effective vaccine against tuberculosis (TB), a disease that kills one and half million people each and every year? Or […]

Got your underwear, bed sheets and vaccination? Why freshers could help eliminate measles

John Edmunds, Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling and Dean of Faculty of Epidemiology & Population It’s the time of year when hundreds of thousands of teenagers are beginning an exciting new chapter in their lives. Freshers’ week will see friendships fostered for life, but for some unfortunate students it will also mean experiencing something not […]

How did England’s national immunisation programme adapt to large scale NHS reforms?

Sandra Mounier-Jack, Senior Lecturer in Health Policy at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine In April 2013, the National Health Service (NHS) in England was subject to the biggest reorganisation since its creation in 1948. NHS leaders famously described the changes as “so big you could see them from space”. In a very […]

Why can’t we save the world’s babies from sepsis? It’s down to a lack of data

Elizabeth Fitchett, Visiting Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Paediatrics Academic Clinical Fellow at the Institute of Child Health (UCL) Fast-acting, potentially fatal, and ruthlessly unpredictable – every health professional fears sepsis in their patients. Today, 13 September, is World Sepsis Day—a wake-up call to governments and society that the […]

PhD Student Presentation Event

  The Vaccine Centre hosted its first PhD student presentation event on Friday 5th December. The event brought together PhD students, supervisors and members of faculty to discuss the presenters PhD projects and a variety of issues, both academic and practical that students face during their PhDs. The presentations stoked engaging debates and we are looking forward to […]

Anthony Scott speaks at Parliamentary Event

Anthony Scott, Vaccine Centre Director, was invited by the charity Save The Children to respond to their report on the importance of the work of  GAVI, The Vaccine Alliance’s future work. GAVI is currently preparing for a replenishment meeting in January 2015, aiming to raise $7.5 billion in order to deliver its 2016-2020 strategy. Its strategy […]

HPRU in Immunisation hold Scientific Meeting

The Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Immunisation held a Scientific Meeting on 30th March, 2015, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)to conclude the first year of its NIHR funding. Peter Piot, Director, LSHTM, gave an introductory speech and then opened the floor to HPRU scientists to present the scientific progress […]

Mini-symposium on Decision Support Models in Vaccine Development, Implementation and Policy

The Vaccine Centre hosted a mini-symposium on decision support models in vaccine development, implementation and policy. Academics involved in the development of different models had the opportunity to present their work and discuss it with others involved in the field. Presentations included the following: Andy Clark, LSHTM – Models used to support vaccine decisions in low and […]

2014 Vaccine Short Course

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in association with the Vaccine Centre, runs an annual Vaccine short course entitled:  ‘Epidemiological evaluation of vaccines: efficacy, safety and policy’. This year the course will be running from 7 – 18 July, based at the Keppel Street building, Bloomsbury, and places are still available! The Vaccines short […]

Vaccine Centre members teach at the International Vaccine Institute, Seoul

  Hazel Dockrell and Pauline Paterson taught on the 14th Advanced Vaccinology Course held at the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul from Mar 12-16th, 2014; Hazel talked on Basic immunology and biomarkers and Pauline gave a lecture on Confidence in vaccines: ethical, cultural and political issues affecting vaccine acceptance. The course was attended by 71 […]

Vaccine Centre members teach at the International Vaccine Institute, Seoul

Hazel Dockrell and Pauline Paterson taught on the 14th Advanced Vaccinology Course held at the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul from Mar 12-16th, 2014; Hazel talked on Basic immunology and biomarkers and Pauline gave a lecture on Confidence in vaccines: ethical, cultural and political issues affecting vaccine acceptance. The course was attended by 71 individuals […]