Free eLearning course on Malnutrition

malnutritionThe London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has a long-standing reputation in advancing knowledge about the prevention and treatment of malnutrition. The ‘Ten Steps’ of treatment were set in motion and developed at the School, and the WHO guidelines for managing severe malnutrition were crafted to a significant extent by School alumni. The International Malnutrition Task Force is also strongly linked with the School and, together with Southampton University, has developed an on-line course which is freely available to train health workers across the world in the management of severe acute malnutrition. Read more

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Celebrating John Snow’s Bicentenary

Inspired by the pioneering work of medical detective John Snow, who traced the source of a deadly cholera outbreak in 1850s London to a water pump in Soho, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is opening its doors to the public with an exhibition celebrating his work and…

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Generating Political Priority for Neonatal Mortality Reduction in Bangladesh

Alumnus, Uzma Syed, has been mentioned for her work with Save the Children in a paper recently published in the American Journal of Public Health.  The paper ‘Generating Political Priority for Neonatal Mortality Reduction in Bangladesh’ was led by Jeremy Shiffman, PhD, American University, Washington, DC and Sharmina Sultana, MBA…

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Going the distance: The new trend for distance learning

Enas copyInspiring alumnus, Enas Newire, was recently featured in an article in the Independent highlighting the surge in popularity of taking a degree by Distance Learning at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Taking the Msc Infectious Diseases by Distance learning allowed Enas to gain invaluable experience in a lab whist gaining a highly accredited qualification (not to mention getting married and having a baby at the same time).  This combination gave her the edge over other candidates when applying for funding for her PhD at UCL, which she is currently pursuing. Read more

Alumni v Students and Staff Pub Quiz: The Rematch

Albert-Einstein-008 Date: Thursday 7 March 2013 Time: 6:00 pm Venue: Canal 125, 125 Caledonian Road, London , N1 9RG Join us at London's Canal 125 for the ultimate battle of the brains. Last year, a team of alumni took the title of quiz-masters - can they retain their prize? Read more

Emerging Themes in Epidemiology: Open Access journal trains student editors

Epidemiology is a constantly evolving field. From John Snow’s investigations of the spatial distribution of cholera cases in London more than 150 years ago, to modern-day whole genome association studies, epidemiology has a rich history of developing new methods of inquiry into the causes of ill-health and…

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New international development Fellowship launched

The London International Development Centre (LIDC) has launched a new Fellowship Scheme that aims to support new collaborative research projects in international development between academics from at least two different Bloomsbury Colleges. The Bloomsbury Colleges include Birkbeck, Institute of Education, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, SOAS and Royal…

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Global Public Health – Ecological Foundations

 

MSc Social Medicine alumnus Franklin White is lead author of this exciting new textbook. Frank is President of Pacific Health & Development Sciences, an international health monitoring and evaluation consulting firm based in Victoria, British Columbia. He holds appointments at the University of Victoria and Dalhousie University, and was…

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Campaign for a John Snow Google Doodle

An alumnus who works for within John Snow, Inc emailed us to let us know about their campaign to get Google Doodle (the Google logo designs that crop up upon occasion) in honor of John Snow’s 200th birthday on March 15th

If you want to help with this campaign…

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Welcome

Welcome to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Alumni blog. Join us here for all the latest alumni news and events.

Want to write for us? Simply drop us a line at alumni@lshtm.ac.uk…

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