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.
Date: 27 June 2018
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.