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Prize for Best Dissertation

The prize for the best dissertation in the 2010-11 MPH course was awarded to Dr Ali Latif (Quality indicators for colorectal cancer). Dr Claire Bayntun's (How can health system strengthening contribute to disaster management? A systematic review and qualitative analysis of the literature) and Dr Richard Pinder's dissertations were highly commended (Staff perceptions of care quality: A useful health care performance indicator?).

Presentations of 2010-2011 MPH Projects

The presentation of projects from students from the 2010-2011 class will take place on Friday 23 September 2011. The project titles are:
Diabetes management in UK and Singapore: A comparative study.Health promotion in hospitalsUsing process and outcome measures from routinely available data to assess quality of care of patients with presentation of acute myocardial infarction in UK National Health Service hospitalsPopulation Movement and Malaria Transmission in AfricaMeasuring Hospital PerformanceChildhood vaccinations in the GambiaQuality Improvement for Diabetes Foot Services in North West LondonResistance to Truvada and other NRTIsSocial deprivation and common mental disorders: The case of the Westminster IAPT serviceVenous Thrombo-embolism in Flying Passengers: A case-control studyGall stones, kidney stones and risk of type II diabetes mellitus in a large prospective cohort study conducted in Europe (InterAct)Quality indicators for colorectal cancerMeasurement of patient satisfact…

Imperial College London Welcomes UAE Minister of Health

His Excellency Dr Hanif Al Qassim (3rd left), Prof Stephen Smith (4th left), Prof Salman Rawaf (2nd left) and the UAE delegation

On the 8th-10th February 2011 the WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Education and Training at Imperial College London had the pleasure of hosting the United Arab Emirates Minister of Health, His Excellency Dr Hanif Hassan Al Qassim and his accompanying senior delegation. There were four days of visits, interacting with health leaders across London, strengthening collaborative links and viewing health services at a practical level.

The UAE is a federation of seven states termed Emirates including Abu Dhabi and Dubai with their separate health care authorities. Over 80% of the population are expatriates and the economy is one of the most developed in Middle East with a high level of health care. Like many countries, there are concerns about inequity in health and health care and active strategies and programmes are being put in place to address this.


Should corporations be involved in deciding public health policy?

The Imperial College International Public Health Society is hosting a debate entitled:
Should corporations be involved in deciding public health policy? 
Monday 31st January 2011 Starts: 17.50 Finishes: 19.00 Location: Clinical Lecture Theatre (Room 234), Cambridge Wing, St Mary’s Hospital Paddington, Praed Street, London W2 1NY.
The Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, recently announced his new plans for corporations such as McDonalds and PepsiCo to be key players in writing UK public health policy. They will co-chair five ‘responsibility deals’ with government ministers, which will give them unprecedented power and influence. Will this help fight obesity, alcohol and diet-related diseases, or make these problems worse?
The 3 speakers will be:
MELANIE LEECH, Director General of the Food and Drink Federation. The Food and Drink Federation is the UK’s largest trade association representing food and drink companies such as Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Cadbury’s, Mars, Nestle, Muller Dairy, McVities, Kellog…