All posts by Taal Hampson

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 (www.helpmadina.org.uk) 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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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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Obituary: Dr Alec Smith

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr Alec Smith on 15th August, 2014.
Born 19th January, 1927, Alec was a graduate of Birmingham University (BSc. Zoology and Comparative Physiology, First Class Honours (1948) and D.Sc. (1965)) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical…

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Alumni Profile: Professor Emeritus Dato Dr C.P. Ramachandran

Internationally-renowned parasitologist Professor Emeritus Dato Dr C.P. Ramachandran reflects on his time at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where he completed a Postgraduate Diploma of Applied Parasitology & Medical Entomology in 1959. His biography, I am… because of you, was released last year.
“Recognising my…

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Obituary: Dr Colin Leake

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Dr Colin Leake following a long battle with illness.
Dr Leake’s association with the School began in 1971 after Professor Raja Varma invited Colin straight from Leeds University to work with him and Mary Pudney on arthropod cell…

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Women in Science Exhibition – Archive Alive…..Peter Mine

Date: Tuesday 17 February 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Venue: The Pumphandle Bar, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Type of event: Entertainment
Admission: Booking required at https://archive-alive.eventbrite.co.uk
No woman’s name adorns the frieze on the exterior of the London School of Hygiene…

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Dr Matshidiso Moeti appointed Regional Director for Africa by WHO

Congratulations to School alumnus Dr Matshidiso Moeti, MSc in Community Health for Developing Countries 1986, who was appointed Regional Director for Africa by the World Health Organization (WHO) for a five-year term.

She brings over 35 years of national and international public health experience with WHO, UNICEF, UNAIDS and…

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Ride for Ashanti: How we made it!

Alumni Ana-Maria Valinho and Nádia Correia, both Diploma in Tropical Nursing 2012, recently cycled 2,198 kilometres (1,366 miles) from London to Lisbon to raise funds for the British non-governmental organisation Foundation Human Nature. Ana-Maria reflects on their autumn 2014 journey below, which raised £6…

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