Many thanks to Claude for doing this so fast

Dr Zhanat Carr, lead author of WHO’s new guidelines for use in planning for and responding to radiological and nuclear emergencies, presents the new publication.

These guidelines were copy-edited by LSi’s senior editorial consultant Aradhna Duggal and designed by senior production coordinator Claude Cardot. Claude did it again: “Many thanks to Claude for doing this so fast.”

Our team specializes in the rapid production of publications. In fact, we work on reducing the time to publication because that is  only Step 1 toward effective implementation and support to countries. Then our team can build high-impact visuals, animation, infographics, and other tools for impact. Furthermore, LSi’s learning team can take a guideline and rapidly develop it into a global, scalable, open digital course that uses the Scholar Approach developed by the Geneva Learning Foundation.

Our design group has been collaborating with the Radiation Programme since 2003, when we designed the ground-breaking WHO handbook on Establishing a Dialogue on Risks from Electromagnetic Fields. The handbook has since been translated into 12 languages.

Photo: Dr Zhanat Carr presents WHO’s new guidelines.

A photo shoot with Chris de Bode in Geneva

LSi’s design team just had the pleasure of working with award-winning photographer Chris de Bode for a two-day photo shoot at the World Health Organization’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Twelve years ago, we had worked with compelling images produced by Chris to make them a centerpiece of the design for WHO’s report Preventing chronic diseases: a vital investment. A compendium of images, data, and analysis, this publication profoundly altered public health approaches to non-communicables diseases (NCDs) and led to the first-ever United Nations high-level meeting on noncommunicable disease prevention and control in September 2011. Only the AIDS epidemic had, in the past, warranted such an international commitment. And it can be traced back to the leadership and vision of global public health legend Robert Beaglehole who entrusted the production of the report to JoAnne Epping-Jordan. We would claim, of course, that its design made a small but significant contribution to its impact.

When faced with a brief for portraits to illustrate the call to eradicate hepatitis, we immediately thought of Chris. Or, rather, of his images, still vivid in our minds over a decade later. After digging up a series of posters we designed to feature his photography in The Lancet, we shot off an e-mail. He responded almost immediately, and landed in Geneva less than a week later.

You can check out Chris’s latest project One Meal a Day online and in a new, giant public exhibit in London’s Trafalgar Square.

Chris de Bode at the World Health Organization photo shoot (Reda Sadki/LSi)
Chris de Bode at the World Health Organization photo shoot (Reda Sadki/LSi)
Chris de Bode at the World Health Organization photo shoot (Reda Sadki/LSi)
Chris de Bode at the World Health Organization photo shoot (Reda Sadki/LSi)