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Alumni – what has been your proudest moment?

What has been your proudest moment or achievement?
We asked several alumni from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine to tell us what moment or achievement they are most proud of from their studies and careers.

For Dr Bobbi Pritt (MSc Medical Parasitology, 2008), it was being named…

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Obituary: Professor Bill Macdonald

Article reproduced with permission from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM). 
Professor Bill Macdonald, Previous Dean of LSTM was buried yesterday, following his death at the end of April.
Born in Glasgow 1927, his university education began in the last year of the Second World War, and he subsequently…

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Professor Ralph Lainson

Obituary: Professor Ralph Lainson

It is with great sadness that we announce that the eminent parasitologist and School alumnus Professor Ralph Lainson FRS OBE died this Tuesday, 5th May in the Hospital Beneficente Portuguesa near his home in Belém, northern Brazil.
Professor Lainson devoted his working life to gaining a greater understanding of…

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Mosquito study

Twins experiment reveals genetic link with mosquito bites

Research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has found, for the first time, an underlying genetic component to how attractive we are to mosquitoes.
The findings build on previous research where it was shown that attractiveness to insects is based on differences in body odour. People who…

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Heroes Hall, Malacanan, Philippine Presidential Palace

Alumni Profile: Dr John Mark Velasco

Dr Velasco finished his BSc Biology (cum laude), Doctor of Medicine, Masters of Public Health from the University of the Philippines and his post-graduate diploma (2011) and Masters of Science in Clinical Trials (2013) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. He also has…

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Help Madina – how Sierra Leone changed my life

Gloucestershire GP Dr Veronica Sawicki, Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 2010, shares her ongoing volunteer experience as co-founder of charity Help Madina ( in Sierra Leone.
Together with so many people, I care passionately about improving health care inequalities in the world.
I did my…

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Opthalmologists sub-specialty Clinical Fellowships on offer

The Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium (CEHC) clinical fellowships programme is offering both long-term (one-year) fellowships and short-term (three-month) attachments to ophthalmologists from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries. Through the enhancement of sub-specialty knowledge and skills and the delivery of high quality eye care, Commonwealth…

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Dragon Boat

London Dragons: UoL Swiss dragon boat team

The Swiss LSE Alumni Association invites Swiss-based alumni to join the “London Dragons”, the Swiss dragon boat team for alumni of the University of London.
The team aims to bring together alumni of the several Colleges of the University of London for an activity offering camaraderie, fitness and spectacle…

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Alumni Profile: Dr Thomas Nchinda

Dr Thomas Nchinda, Diploma Tropical Public Health 1973 and MD 1975, is a retired Professor of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Yaoundé who also worked extensively at TDR and the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva.
He completed his MBBS at University College, Ibadan in 1963 and…

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Professor Michael Warren

Obituary: Professor Michael Warren

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Professor Michael Donald Warren, Emeritus Professor of Social Medicine, University of Kent (MD, FRCP, FFPH).
Professor Warren was born in Worthing in 1923. After leaving the RAF Medical Services in 1951 with the rank of Squadron Leader, he studied…

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