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Alumni Profile: Elizabeth Mason

MSc Community Medicine alumna, Elizabeth Mason is a specialist in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and has spent a large amount of her life living and working in various countries in Africa. She worked for 13 years in Zimbabwe, initially at district level with the charity Oxfam, followed by a…

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How do women perceive the risks and rewards of deworming during pregnancy?

Claire Gwayi-Chore, a recent MSc Public Health for Development graduate from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine completed her summer project with the TUMIKIA project, which looks at the effectiveness of deworming over 650,000 people in Kenya. Her project was entitled: Assessing acceptance & coverage of…

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Lancet commissioned expert Wilbert Bannenberg visits the School after 31 years

Dr Wilbert Bannenberg, MSc Community Medicine in Developing Countries (1985) was in London on 8 November to participate in an event at the School. As Wilbert was going to be in town, he got in touch with the Alumni Office beforehand to arrange a visit.

Wilbert flew in to London…

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University of the Year 2016

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has been awarded the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) ‘University of the Year’ award for 2016 for our response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa in 2014/15.

This response involved placing more than 500 academic and professional service volunteers in…

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Alumni Profile: Professor Ian Gust

Professor Ian David Gust is a leading virologist, who completed a Diploma in Bacteriology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in 1968.

His achievements in public health include playing a main role in the prevention and treatment of Hepatitis A, B, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Human…

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Alumnus Yankuba Kuyaeth visits us 15 years later

At the beginning of the autumn term we were pleased to receive a visit from alumnus Yankuba Kuyaeth (Diploma in Tropical Nursing 2001) who had not been back to the School for 15 years.

Yankuba was in central London to attend a workshop at Diabetes UK, therefore he took the…

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It’s coming!

Giving Tuesday Update
#givingtuesday 2016 was a great success. This year we raised over £1,600 for the School’s Scholarship Fund. This would not have been possible without our volunteer bakers who donated their time and skills to whip up some delicious treats, and the staff and students who…

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Who will be the next leader of the WHO?

In May 2017, a new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) will be elected. In January, the executive board of WHO will shortlist a maximum of three candidates from the current field of six declared candidates:

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Ethiopia), Minister of foreign affairs, Ethiopia
Flavia Bustreo (Italy…

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Alumni Profile: Dr Hamsadvani Kuganantham

Dr Hamsadvani Kuganantham, MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing (HPPF) alumna and Public Health Specialist in Health Systems at WHO, India shared where her career has taken her since graduating from the School and told us how her father influenced her decision to pursue a career in Public Health.

Hamsadvani…

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