Population Studies Group Seminar : Tuesday 24th April, 1pm : Sexual mixing patterns and simulated sexual networks: evidence from a national household survey, South Africa.

Dr Kathryn Risher

Research Fellow, Population Studies Group,

Department of Population Health


1.00pm, Tuesday 24th April

LG9 (Curtis Room), Keppel Street


Relatively little is known about the structure of sexual networks in Southern Africa, largely because complete sexual network data is extremely difficult to gather. HIV…

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Fully-funded MSc scholarships for the MSc in Demography and Health – UK residents

Up to four fully-funded MSc scholarships are available from PIC for our London-based MSc in Demography & Health and the MSc in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research – UK residents only. Apply normally for the MSc through the LSHTM portal; scholarship applications are submitted by LSHTM

For more information…

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Seminar: China’s One Child Policy: What is the public health legacy?

Tuesday 17th April, 12.45pm

Jerry Morris B, LSHTM, 15-17 Tavistock Place, WC1H 9SH

Zou Yuliang

After nearly forty years of reform and opening-up, great changes have taken place in the lives of people living in China and in the position of China within the world. Coincident with…

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Commonwealth Scholarships for MSc in Demography and Health by distance learning

MSc Demography and Health by distance learning

Commonwealth Scholarships now available


This unique online course offers professional training for those who wish to acquire technical expertise in demographic measurement and estimation; and in understanding the interlinkages between population health, sexual behaviour, fertility, ageing, inequality and migration.

The curriculum includes…

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New publication: Tuberculosis mortality and the male survival deficit in rural South Africa

Reniers G, Blom S, Lieber J, Herbst AJ, Calvert C, Bor J, Barnighausen T, Zaba B, Li ZR, Clark SJ, Grant AD, Lessells R, Eaton JW, and Hosegood V (2017)

Tuberculosis mortality and the male survival deficit in rural South Africa: An observational community cohort study.

PLoS ONE12(10): e0185692…

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Sarah Walters wins best article prize

Sarah Walters, Associate Professor in the Population Studies Group, has won the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth’s “Best Article” Prize.

Sarah’s article – titled “Child! Now you are”: Identity registration, labor, and the definition of childhood in Colonial Tanganyika, 1910–1950 – received the following praise from…

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Ending AIDS by 2030 means removing bottlenecks to care and treatment – supplement and blog post now online

Contextual, social and health system factors influence how people with HIV engage with care and treatment in sub-Saharan Africa – but how?  The ‘Bottlenecks’ study published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections has provided crucial insight. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the multi-country qualitative study examined…

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New scholarships available to fund scholars from sub-Saharan Africa on LSHTM’s MSc programmes

The Sir Andrew Witty GSK Scholarships are now available to fund 30 scholars over the next 10 years from sub-Saharan Africa on LSHTM’s MSc programmes.

Established as a result of a £1.3 million gift to the School from GSK, this fund will play an important role in…

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