All posts by Natasha Rodney

Giving Tuesday 2017 Update

This #givingtuesday, thanks to the kindness and generosity of alumni, students, staff and friends of the School, we raised £1,300 for LSHTM Scholarships!

We sold sweet and savoury treats throughout the day that had been baked and donated in kind by students and staff. Our bake sales took place…

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Giving Tuesday – one week to go

#givingtuesday, which falls on Tuesday 28 November this year, is the day to “do good stuff” for a charity or cause you care about.

Last year, thanks to the generosity of our alumni and School community, we raised £1,700 towards scholarships for future leaders in public health.

This year…

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The UK ME/CFS Biobank Christmas Appeal

The CureME team is launching the UK ME/CFS Biobank Christmas Appeal to:

Release  samples to researchers around the world, searching for the biomarkers of ME/CFS.

Ensure the long-term sustainability of the Biobank as a resource.

The team has a simple mission – to understand ME/CFS.

The UK…

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IDEAS at 7: Taking Stock

Written by Joanna Schellenberg and Tanya Marchant

The IDEAS journey started back in 2010 when we launched our first activities to support the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation in their work to improve maternal and newborn health in Ethiopia, India and Nigeria. A team of 20 researchers and professional support…

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DTMH alumnus and family medical doctor: Travis Bias

Travis Bias, DO, MPH, Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Health (DTMH) alumnus and family medical doctor, has spent a large amount of his medical career in East Africa – Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, where he has had the opportunity to see how other health care and educational systems operate up close…

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Alumnus Dr Jin Xu talks China, Dr Tedros and Universal Health Coverage 

PhD Public Health Policy alumnus Dr Jin Xu is an Assistant Professor at Peking University China Center for Health Development Studies. Jin is currently writing up papers from his thesis on the balance between hospitals and primary care in China, as well as starting new projects on health system transitions…

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$2.1M Investment is UK’s ‘biggest ever investment into physical causes of ME/CFS’

Written by the CureME team at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The CureME team at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is delighted to announce the award of $2.1m (£1.57m) of grant funding from the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The…

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Announcing the WHO Headquarters Leadership Team

On 3 October the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the senior officials who would form the WHO Headquarters Leadership Team under LSHTM alumnus and Honorary Fellow, Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The team represents all WHO regions, and we are proud to say that two out of the fourteen…

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Ahmed Mushtaque Raza Chowdhury wins RMHC US Medical Award of Excellence

PhD (1983) alumnus Ahmed Mushtaque Raza Chowdhury has won the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) US Medical Award of Excellence for his outstanding contributions to improve the health and well-being of children. The RMHC Annual Awards of Excellence is presented to individuals selected from across the globe and a…

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Achieving Universal Health Coverage – Technology for Innovative Primary Health Care Education

Kunal Patel, Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTMH) alumnus (2016) and Medical Director at iheed, talks about the report – “Achieving Universal Health Coverage – Technology for Innovative Primary Health Care Education” on which he is a Senior Author.

Across the globe, it is clear that there is distinct lack of…

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