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Thank you message from Nadja Ensink-Teich

Last year we sadly announced that our friend and colleague, Dr Jeroen Ensink had died on Tuesday 29 December 2015. To honor Jeroen’s legacy we established the Jeroen Ensink Memorial Fund to support MSc Scholarships for students from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to become future leaders in…

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Obituary: Jane Macha

We learnt over the holidays of the tragic loss of Jane Macha, a former distance learning MSc Public Health student and a research collaborator on numerous projects at the Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania who passed away on Saturday 24 December 2016.

Colleagues from the department of Global Health and Development…

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Alumni Visits in December

In December we welcomed Pia Solon and Elizabeth Francisco to the School. Pia and Elizabeth are family members of two generations of alumni: Florentino Solon PGDip Human Nutrition (1966), Maria Rayco-Solon, PhD in Epidemiology & Population Health (2014) and Juan Solon PhD Epidemiology & Population Health (2015), and were…

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Alumni News Round Up for 2016

Only 10 days left of 2016! It has been a year full of touching moments, proud accomplishments and fun international events. Over the next 12 days we will be posting our top alumni news stories from 2016 on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Here is an insight into some of…

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Alumni Profile: Elizabeth Mason

MSc Community Medicine alumna, Elizabeth Mason is a specialist in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and has spent a large amount of her life living and working in various countries in Africa. She worked for 13 years in Zimbabwe, initially at district level with the charity Oxfam, followed by a…

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How do women perceive the risks and rewards of deworming during pregnancy?

Claire Gwayi-Chore, a recent MSc Public Health for Development graduate from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine completed her summer project with the TUMIKIA project, which looks at the effectiveness of deworming over 650,000 people in Kenya. Her project was entitled: Assessing acceptance & coverage of…

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Lancet commissioned expert Wilbert Bannenberg visits the School after 31 years

Dr Wilbert Bannenberg, MSc Community Medicine in Developing Countries (1985) was in London on 8 November to participate in an event at the School. As Wilbert was going to be in town, he got in touch with the Alumni Office beforehand to arrange a visit.

Wilbert flew in to London…

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University of the Year 2016

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has been awarded the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) ‘University of the Year’ award for 2016 for our response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa in 2014/15.

This response involved placing more than 500 academic and professional service volunteers in…

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Alumni Profile: Professor Ian Gust

Professor Ian David Gust is a leading virologist, who completed a Diploma in Bacteriology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in 1968.

His achievements in public health include playing a main role in the prevention and treatment of Hepatitis A, B, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Human…

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