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Ebola outbreak response in Liberia

Militaries and Health Crises: Militarising Global Health?

The 2014 West African Ebola outbreak was a devastating event that killed over 11,300 people. It decimated entire communities, leaving the worst-affected countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – ...
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water-energy-food nexus

The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A guiding light or a continuation of power relations?

Water is complex. It's defined as either an economic or social good, varies across time and space, and is increasingly scarce. As of 2015, 663 million people globally lacked access ...
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Why Don’t People Use Mental Health Services in India?

Mental health is a growing concern in high-income countries, but has long been neglected in development work. That is now slowly beginning to change as we increasingly recognise the links ...
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A Conversation with UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Emi Mahmoud

Sudanese-American slam poet Emi Mahmoud has supported UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency’s work and advocacy since 2016. Born in Khartoum, Sudan, before later moving to Yemen and the United States, ...
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A Conversation About the Current State of Vaccines with Heidi Larson

Heidi J. Larson, PhD, is Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where she is a Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision ...
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girls' education

Global Campaigns for Gender Equality in Education: Whose Voices?

Malala Day is an occasion to celebrate an inspiring campaigner for gender equality and girls' education. Of course this issue has gained support in development circles in the last few ...
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Alumni Spotlight: Jasmine Burton

Our first Alumni Spotlight focuses on Jasmine Burton, a Rotary Global Scholar who graduated from LSHTM with an MSc in Public Health. Jasmine founded  Wish for WASH, LLC, (W4W) a social ...
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Research project

How a naïve e-mail got me into a PhD programme

Imagine… As a freshly minted Bachelors student in Dutch and German languages and cultures, you move from Belgium to the Netherlands to complete your Masters programme in Linguistics. You socialise ...
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fieldwork

Fieldwork’s Unspoken Challenge: Reverse Culture Shock

Fieldwork comes with the territory in the international development profession. Some LIDC members have been working and living around the world for most of their lives. Others may have set off on their first foray into ...
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Making a Case for Project Managers on Research Grants

This year alone UK Research and Innovation (formally Research Councils UK) is operating with a combined budget of £6 billion[i]. However, dedicated Project Managers on research grants are still seen ...
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