Houston, We Have a Chapter

Rocket-LaunchWe are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new LSHTM Alumni Houston chapter!  Their very first meeting will be held on June 20th at the Skyline Deli and Cafe (1020 Holcombe Blvd, Suite 120) from 6:30pm.  (The venue is close to the medical centre and has parking available in the evening.) This event is open to all alumni – whether you have a permanent base in Houston, or are passing through.  Chapter meetings are a great way to meet up with old school friends, and even to make new ones.  They are also a really useful way to network, and make new professional connections. Read more

MARCH

Exhibition: Towards happier birth days

Every year we celebrate our day of birth and the mother who brought us into the world. Exploring attitudes and approaches to improving the health of babies, girls, and women around the world and over time, this exhibition in the Keppel Street lobby highlights work at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine's Centre for Maternal, Reproductive and Child Health (MARCH). Read more

Accra

Alumni and students invited to VIP lecture in Ghana

The School’s Director Professor Peter Piot will be given a lecture entitled “Continuing and New Challenges in Global Health” at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research in Accra, Ghana.

All School alumni and students are welcome to attend this special lecture.

The details of this event are as…

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LSHTM Alumnus Opens London’s First Fair Trade Bar & Café

FairlysquareFairly Square, London’s first fair trade bar and café, opened its doors in February  2013. Serving wine, beer, cocktails, tea, coffee and internationally inspired foods; Fairly Square is open daily from 11am ‘til late. “At Fairly Square, we drink for a change!” said entrepreneur and LSHTM alumnus, Onome Okotie Akpogheneta, who has worked to get the business up and running for several years. “It’s thrilling to have created a stylish, fun, exciting business that has ethical values at its heart”. Read more

Short Course: Global Disability and Health

playing-girl1-300x225This 5 day course at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine aim is to equip students with an understanding of the significance of disability in the global context, with a particular focus on aspects relevant to health in low and middle‐income countries. Read more

The Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine – Golden Jubilee

Sultan Abdul Samad BuildingThe Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine-founded in 1964 will be celebrating its Golden Jubilee in March 2014, in collaboration with the 6th ASEAN Congress of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology.   An International Congress will be held in Kuala Lumpur from 5-7 March 2014.  The theme for the congress is: GLOBAL CHALLENGES IN TROPICAL DISEASES: Bridging Gaps and Building Partnerships. Read more

First LIDC Bi-Annual Conference

LIDC‘Five years of interdisciplinary research in development – looking back and looking forward’ London International Development Centre (LIDC) invites its members from the Bloomsbury Colleges to their first Bi-Annual Conference, to celebrate five years of successful interdisciplinary research in international development and to look forward.  Highlights of the programme include: What is interdisciplinary research in international development? How to run successful interdisciplinary projects? MDGs post 2015 – what role for academic institutions? Read more

PRUComm

Research on the changing English National Health Service

Researchers from the School’s Department of Health Services Research and Policy have been undertaking research concerning the restructuring of the English NHS, which started under the previous government and continues under the UK’s current Coalition government.  This is a subject of keen interest in the UK, as it…

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mHealth in Practice: Mobile technology for health promotion in the developing world

mhealth Patricia Mechael, who completed her PhD at LSHTM in 2006 on the health-related uses of mobile phones in Egypt, recently published a co-edited volume with Jonathan Donner from Microsoft Research entitled: *mHealth in Practice: Mobile technology for health promotion in the Developing World*. She is Executive Director of the mHealth Alliance hosted by the UN Foundation and a faculty member at the Earth Institute and School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Read more

LSHTM Graduation 2012

Congratulations to the class of 2012

It’s London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Graduation week.

On Tuesday over 70 of our distance learning alumni attended the University of London International Programmes Graduation at the London Barbican. Tonight over 150 students, alumni and staff from are attending our annual distance learning reception and tomorrow over…

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