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Events and networking

Creating impact together

The Global Health Initiative brings together key health sector stakeholders from across the LSE, the UK and internationally to share information, data, projects, and practice. We provide a platform for exchange and collaboration both within the LSE and beyond it.

We host a range of regular events, seminars, and lectures ranging from internal events for LSE students and staff to public lectures and high profile invitation-only events. We do so both in order to inform our ongoing research through engagement with others and to raise awareness of LSE's rigorous social science approach to Global Health issues and challenges.


Upcoming Events:



Date: 27 June 2018

Time: 18:00-20:00

Venue: Alumni theatre, New Academic Building LSE

Organised by: Firoz Lalija Centre for Africa

Speakers: Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, Dr Catherine Campbell & Dr Ernestina Coast

Chair: Dr Rochelle Burgess

This event will feature three leading academics working at the intersections of gender, global health and social justice fields in the African Continent. Each speaker will reflect on their efforts to highlight the unseen in areas of women's health and well-being, as well as efforts to drive forward innovative solutions to these challenges. The event promises an evening of interesting debate and conversation about the future of women's health in Africa. It is free and open to the public to attend.

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Date: 5-6 October 2018

Time: 9:00 onwards(05/10) & 12:00 onwards (06/10)

Venue: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Organised by: Platform for Social Research on Mental Health in Latin America

Speakers: Dr. Francisco Ortega, Dr. Angela García, Dr. David Orr & Professor Nikolas Rose

An interdisciplinary space for reflection and collaboration between
young researchers and scholars with an interest in mental health in
Latin America from a social science perspective. 

Contributions from PhD students and early career researchers are especially welcomed. Abstracts should be written in English and have
a length of 500-600 words. The content should include the names
of the authors, their institutional affiliation and qualifications,
a brief title, background of the study, research and
analysis methods, discussion of the findings and main conclusions. 

To submit an abstract please email All contributions must be submitted before April 30th, 2018. Abstracts will be reviewed by a scientific committee and evaluated based in criteria of quality and pertinence.



Upcoming LSE Seminars:

“The “difficult question”: choosing to provide or not provide abortion in Zambia and its impact on the delivery of safe and equitable abortion services at primary and community health levels”

Series: LSE Health Policy

Date: 30 May 2018

Time: 12:30-13:45

Venue: KSW G.01

Organised by: LSE Health Policy Department

Speaker: Dr. Emily Freeman

Unsafe abortion remains a leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity in low and middle income countries around the world. In Zambia, whether or not safe abortion is accessible to adolescents and women is shaped by healthcare providers’ ability and willingness to deliver the services that are supported by the Termination of Pregnancy Act (1972; 1994) and the Government’s Standards and Guidelines for Reducing Unsafe Abortion Morbidity and Mortality in Zambia (MoH, 2009). Understanding the reasons for healthcare practitioners’ decisions about whether or not to provide services is necessary to develop strategies to strengthen the primary and community health sector’s delivery of safe and equitable abortion services. This seminar will present the first explorations of conscientious objection to abortion provision in Zambia.



Previous Events



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Ten Reasons we are wrong About the World- and why things are better than you think

Date: 11 April 2018

Organised by: Department of International Development and the Global Health Initiative

Speakers: Anna Rosling Rönnlund and Ola Rosling

Chair: Dr. Tiziana Leone

In their new book Factfulness, Professor of International Health Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators Anna Rosling Rönnlund and Ola Rosling, offer a radical new explanation of why this happens and reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspectives.




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Introduce or Not to Introduce?- Prioritization for New Vaccines in Uganda

Date: 21st March 2018

Organised by: Department of International Development & Global Health Initiative

Speaker: Professor Peter Waiswa

Professor Waiswa details the investigation into immunization in Uganda from a health policy perspective. Given the competing governmental costs, what vaccines merit prioritization and how might we calculate their value?




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Universal Health Coverage in the Global South: What is Needed to Make it Work?

Date: 22 February 2018

Organised by: LSE Festival: Beveridge 2.0

Speakers: Professor Kalipso Chalkidou, Professor Ken Shadlen, Dr. Daniel Wang

Chair: Dr. Justin Parkhurst

Although Universal health coverage is a pillar of the modern welfare state, the successful design and implementation of arrangements to deliver on this promise faces enormous challenges.

This panel, with perspectives from health policy, law, and political science, examines these challenges and reflects on national experiences in developing countries.



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LSE Global Health Initiative Launch

Date: 24 October 2017

Organised by: Global Health Intiative

Speakers: Professor Elias Mossialos, Professor Catherine Campbell, Professor Tim Allen

Chair: Professor Julia Black

 The Global Health Initiative is a cross-departmental research platform set up to increase the coherence and visibility of Global Health research activity across the School, both internally and externally. It provides support for interdisciplinary engagement and showcases LSE’s ability to apply rigorous social science research to emerging global health challenges.