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Alumni Profile: Dr. Norio Ohmagari, MSc, PhD

This week’s Alumni Profile features, Dr. Norio Ohmagari, MSc, PhD, who graduated from the School in 2013 with a MSc in Infectious Diseases. Norio now works as the Director of Disease Control and Prevention at the National Center for Global Health and Medicine Hospital in Japan.

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Casting the Net by Mark Foulerton

Images of the School’s alumni community around the world

The 2016 Alumni Photography competition received over 60 entries. The quality of entries was extremely high and the fantastic images reflected the diversity of the School’s alumni community around the world.

MSc Tropical Medicine and International Health alumnus Dr Mark Foulerton was this year’s winning with his stunning…

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Dr Patrica Mechael wins British Council Alumni award

Dr Patricia Mechael wins British Council Social Impact Award

Dr Patricia Mechael, who studied for her PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, was awarded the Social Impact Award at the recent Education UK Alumni Awards. Dr Mechael has been a pioneer of ‘mHealth’; exploring how health and well-being can be improved using mobile phones…

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Fit Cities and London’s Olympic Legacy

The School is a member of London Universities International Partnership, a group of London Universities that work with the Mayor of London’s office promote the London Universities International Partnership Showcase event in QatarUK’s capital city as a top destination for education, culture and tourism. Earlier this year 14 London universities, including the School, visited UAE and Qatar as part of a special showcase exhibition. The exhibition included an installation, based on the River Thames, including interactive panels showing how London’s universities are educating the next generation of city leaders, educators, planners, creatives medical researchers and builders. Themes included:

  • Media City, Cultural Capital
  • Smart Governance and Policy Innovation
  • The Innovation Eco System
  • Fit Cities & Sporting Legacy (as represented by the School’s panel)
  • Creating and Growing Future Leaders
  • Food for the Future: Securing the Safety of the World Food Supply
  • Product Design
  • Planning & Designing Smart Buildings
  • Entrepreneurship: Growing the Smart City.
Researchers at the School are involved in Fit Cities, an international collaboration of planners, designers, developers, and public health professionals. Fit Cities explores how building design and policy decisions can make communities healthier, helping prevent diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Read more

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Alumni Profile: Andrew Flagg

20150109_FLAGG_Andrew-7This week’s Alumni Profile features, Andrew Flagg, who graduated from the School in 2013 with a PGCert in Global Health Policy by Distance Learning . Andrew now works as a Political Adviser for the Socialist and Democrat Group in the European Parliament, Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee in Belgium. Why did you choose to study at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine? At the time I was working for a Member of the European Parliament who was very active on European health policy. As this was not my academic background, I wanted to broaden my knowledge and found that the Global Health Policy course offer at the School was an excellent fit to enhance my work at the European Parliament. What challenges did you face while studying at the School and how did you overcome them? The main challenge was juggling part-time studies with an extremely demanding job. The year that I was studying coincided with my work on the Clinical Trials Regulation and it proved to be very difficult to find time to dedicate to my studies.  However, because I found the course so beneficial to my everyday work and because of the flexible nature of the course material, I managed to fit the lectures and reading in at every opportunity. How has your degree from the School helped you in your career? I found the course to be very relevant to my work. For example, I was studying global tobacco control at the same time as working on the European Union Tobacco Products Directive. The extra knowledge and experience I gained on the course helped me make the leap from being a Member of the European Parliament's assistant to a Political Adviser on the Parliament's second largest group, serving on the public health committee. Read more

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Alumni Profile: Anna Ndiaye

This week’s Alumni Profile features Anna Ndiaye, who graduated from the School in 2013 with a PGCert in Global Health Policy. Anna now works as the Clinical Assessor in Oncology at the National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety in France. Anna chose to study at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine because of its reputation and high standard level courses. Likewise, Anna was also interested in the international dimension of the School that offers a network of alumni from all over the world. During her time at the School, Anna experienced the challenges that can come along with studying by distance learning. Read more

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Meet Part II of the 2015-2016 Alumni Fund Telephone Campaign Telethon Team

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is excited to introduce you to  Part II of the 2015-2016 Alumni Fund Telephone Campaign Telethon Team!
Meet Rini Bandyopadhyay – “My name is Rini Bandyopadhyay and I am a current degree student in MSc Control of Infectious Diseases. I am an…

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Denis Mali Photo 23 Feb 16 - Providing a Polio vaccine to a child in Juba. These women attend a USAID supported clinic.

Alumni Profile: Dr. Denis Mali

This week’s Alumni Profile features, Dr. Denis Mali, who graduated from the School in 2014 with an MSc in Public Health by Distance Learning, specializing in Health Services Management. Denis now works as the Program Management Specialist with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in South Sudan…

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New short course: “Issues in global non-communicable diseases: from research to policy”

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as cardiovascular disease and cancer, are responsible for the greatest burden of death and disability globally. No longer viewed as diseases of affluence, NCDs are of critical importance to all countries and are firmly on the global political agenda. Successfully addressing the complex causes of…

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Alumni Profile: Dr Elizabeth Wala

For this week’s Alumni Profile we spoke to Dr Elizabeth Wala (Liz), who graduated from the School in 2011 with an MSc in Infectious Diseases by Distance Learning. Liz now works as the CEO of the Kenya Medical Association.
How did your studies at the School help you in…

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