• 1980

    Publication of the influential 'Black Report' on health inequality by the DHSS

  • 1981

    Beginning of the AIDS pandemic

  • 1984

    First field trials in Zanzibar and Dar El Salaam of using expanded polystyrene beads to control Culex mosquitoes

  • 1985

    Professor Chris Curtis leads some of the first trials of insecticide treated nets to control the spread of malaria

  • 1986

    First UK AIDS awareness campaign begins

  • 1989

    Professor Richard Feachem becomes Dean