Pablo Manrique who studied an MSc in Medical Entomology (1996) and a MPhil/PhD in Infectious and Tropical Diseases (2000-2006) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has won the British Council Alumni Award 2017 for Social Impact.
The British Council Alumni Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of alumni and showcase the impact and value of a UK higher education. Award winners and finalists are leaders in their fields who have used their experience of studying at a UK university to make a positive contribution to their communities, professions and countries.
Pablo was selected for the Social Impact Award 2017 from a total of 1,200 alumni, many of who were nominated by the UK institution where they had studied. He received the Social Impact Award 2017 for his research in developing innovative interventions and improving methods of controlling mosquitoes to eradicate the transmission of dengue, chikungunya and Zika.
Pablo is currently a Biologist and a Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán in Mexico. He studied his MSc at LSHTM with a scholarship from the British Council, and said that studying in the UK was one of the greatest achievements of his academic career.
Pablo said that LSHTM’s mission of improving health worldwide had a big impact on him from the first day that he started studying at the School, and this mission has permeated all his professional life ever since.
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