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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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Alumnus Yankuba Kuyaeth visits us 15 years later

At the beginning of the autumn term we were pleased to receive a visit from alumnus Yankuba Kuyaeth (Diploma in Tropical Nursing 2001) who had not been back to the School for 15 years.

Yankuba was in central London to attend a workshop at Diabetes UK, therefore he took the…

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It’s coming!

Giving Tuesday Update
#givingtuesday 2016 was a great success. This year we raised over £1,600 for the School’s Scholarship Fund. This would not have been possible without our volunteer bakers who donated their time and skills to whip up some delicious treats, and the staff and students who…

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Who will be the next leader of the WHO?

In May 2017, a new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) will be elected. In January, the executive board of WHO will shortlist a maximum of three candidates from the current field of six declared candidates:

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Ethiopia), Minister of foreign affairs, Ethiopia
Flavia Bustreo (Italy…

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Alumni Profile: Dr Hamsadvani Kuganantham

Dr Hamsadvani Kuganantham, MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing (HPPF) alumna and Public Health Specialist in Health Systems at WHO, India shared where her career has taken her since graduating from the School and told us how her father influenced her decision to pursue a career in Public Health.

Hamsadvani…

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Alumni Profile: Dr Omran Habib

Dr Omran S Habib, Msc Community Health in Developing Countries (1981) and PhD (1985) told us why London was a place to reshape the future of a junior doctor from Iraq.

Prior to studying at the School, Omran trained as a Medical Doctor in Iraq, graduating from Basrah Medical College…

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Will you be at HSR2016? Come and see our work!

Are you attending the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Vancouver in November? Below you can find the details of when you can see sessions lead by those at LSHTM, as well as the activity of the RESYST consortium. Please do stop by and see us!

There will…

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Announcing New Book by Alumnus Arul Earnest

MSc in Medical Statistics alumnus (2002), Arul Earnest has announced the release of his new book entitled Essentials of a Successful Biostatistical Collaboration, published by CRC Press, which aims to equip biostatisticians and other quantitative scientists with the necessary skills, knowledge, and habits to collaborate effectively with clinicians in the…

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Obituary – Dr Jack Woodall

Dr John Payne Woodall, PhD (LSHTM) and co-founder of the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases (ProMED) has passed away age 81.

Dr Woodall, known to friends and colleagues as Jack, was educated at Bedford School and Clare College Cambridge, and obtained his PhD in Entomology and Virology at the…

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