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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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Global Public Health Expert: Dr Franklin White

For this week’s alumni profile, we spoke to MSc Social Medicine alumnus, Dr Franklin White. Dr White, a medical graduate (1969) from McGill University, Montreal, chose to study at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine after completing an internship and a year of public health training in…

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The Challenges of Setting Up a Diabetes Facility in Sierra Leone

­­Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTMH) alumna (2010), Veronica Sawicki is a GP for the NHS in Gloucestershire and the co-founder of the charity Help Madina. Prior to forming Help Madina, Veronica was a GP partner for the NHS for 20 years; she resigned from the post 2…

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The Inequality Question Project

Facilitating challenging conversations and action to raise awareness and create change on global inequality issues.

The Inequality Question is a unique project to debate global inequality issues. On the last Thursday of each month – #ThoughtfulThursday – children formerly or currently living on the streets of Uganda choose one inequality question to…

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Alumni Report: Creating Sustainable Cervical Cancer Services in Kiambu County, Kenya

At the end of 2015, MSc Public Health (2013) alumna, Dr Shalmali Radha Karnad single-handedly coordinated a county wide cervical cancer screening treatment camp for nurse midwives to try and address the problems of late diagnosis/under-screening of cervical cancer in Kenya. In this week’s alumni report…

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Alumni Profile: Dr Boniface Francis Kalanda

Senior Programme Specialist (Monitoring) at the UNICEF Headquarters in New York, Dr Boniface Francis Kalanda told us about why getting a MSc Public Health (Health Systems Management) via distance learning from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine was challenging, but worthwhile; the strong relationships he made whilst studying…

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Alumni Profile: Dorcas Gwata

Award winning Public Health Specialist and MSc Public Health (2008) graduate, Dorcas Gwata shared with the Alumni Team the impact studying at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has had on her career and the recognition her work in public health has received.

Dorcas was working as a…

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Images of the School’s alumni community around the world

The 2016 Alumni Photography competition received over 60 entries. The quality of entries was extremely high and the fantastic images reflected the diversity of the School’s alumni community around the world.

MSc Tropical Medicine and International Health alumnus Dr Mark Foulerton was this year’s winning with his stunning…

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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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