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Elizabeth Pisani: The accidental epidemiologist

Public Health Consultant and Author, Elizabeth Pisani told us about how she stumbled upon a career in epidemiology.

“I never actually intended to come to the School. I had been working as a journalist in India, Indonesia and China, and I got very interested in the interaction between politics and…

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LSHTM Careers Ambassadors

Written by Jonathan Carrington, Employer Liaison Project.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has recently started a Career Ambassadors project. The goal our project is to improve and expand the awareness of the diverse mix of career opportunities available to the current LSHTM students.

Our team consisting of…

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Paul Mee runs 2017 London Marathon for Stephen Lawn Memorial Fund

 

Epidemiologist and Data Scientist Dr Paul Mee ran the 2017 London Marathon and raised over £2000 for the Stephen Lawn Memorial Fund.

Paul, a Research Fellow at LSHTM, attended the Stephen Lawn Memorial Lecture at the School on 13 March 2017. The lecture was organised to honour the life…

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Congratulations to Barry Cookson awarded the RCP Lifetime Achievement Award 2017

MSc Medical Microbiology alumnus (1981), Barry Cookson has won the Royal College of Physicians’ Excellence in Patience Care Lifetime Achievement Award 2017.

The Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) Excellence in Patient Care Awards Medicine 2017 were announced at, the RCP’s annual conference. The awards aim to recognise, celebrate and…

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Health Risks From Wastewater and Food Contamination: What Can We Do?

Written by PhD student Prince Antwi-Agyei for the SHARE Consortium.

Have you ever wondered why people continue to use wastewater for vegetable farming and other purposes?

Wastewater can pose health risks to consumers and farmers of irrigated produce, such as diarrhoeal diseases and helminth infections. While we know there…

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Obituary: Chesmal Siriwardhana

It is with deep sadness that I must tell you our colleague Dr Chesmal Siriwardhana, Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health, died on Sunday following a collision on Oxford Street.

Chesmal joined the School in 2016, conducting research on global mental health, supervising PhD students and contributing to…

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Winning the war on global health issues means leading from the front

By Professor Richard Smith, Dean of the Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

The 2014 Ebola outbreak killed over 11,000 people. It devastated communities, sparked global panic, and brought national health systems to a stand-still. The human and economic cost was…

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Ebola Fighter: Dr J. Soka Moses

Dr J. Soka Moses is a Liberian medical doctor and MSc Control in Infectious Diseases alumnus (2016) who worked in one of the biggest Ebola Treatment Units (ETU) in Monrovia, Liberia during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. In 2015 when transmission of the Ebola virus had significantly reduced, Soka enrolled onto…

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Congratulations to Cesar Victora awarded 2017 Gairdner Global Health Award

PhD in Health Care Epidemiology alumnus (1983), Cesar Victora has won the prestigious 2017 Gairdner Global Health Award.

The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award recognises the world’s top scientists who have made outstanding achievements in Global Health Research. Cesar received the award for his work on maternal…

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Converting shipping containers into clinics in Haiti and Namibia

Diploma in Health Planning, Policy and Finance (HPPF) alumna (1995) Elizabeth Sheehan founded Care 2 Communities (C2C) in 2008. At the time, having worked as a physician’s assistant in the developing world for more than 10 years, she saw women and children dying, and families falling apart, simply because…

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