We are pleased to have received a number of visits from our alumni in April, May and June. We welcomed Bobbi Pritt, Vanessa Kerry, Elizabeth Pisani, Georgios Chatzimanolis, and Nita Chaudhuri to the School.
MSc in Health Policy Planning & Financing (HPPF) alumna (2005), Vanessa Kerry was invited to the…
MSc Public Health alumna, Candela Iglesias Chiesa is a researcher and advisor in Global Health and Social Development. Candela told us shared how her decision to pursue a career in Public Health led her to eventually start her own consultancy, CI Consulting two years ago.
After completing my PhD work…
Last Thursday, distance learning alumna Dr Cecilia Maramba-Lazarte, MSc Infectious Diseases (2004) and MSc Clinical Trials (2014) came to visit the School. Dr Maramba-Lazarte was in London for a conference and made time to come and say hello to the Alumni Team, before heading back to the Philippines…
Shweta Verma, PGDip Public Health alumna and Regional Program Specialist (Health) of Asia and Africa for Children International, told us about her experience of studying by distance learning with the School, and her career ambitions for the future.
Shweta chose to study a PGDip Public Health with the School to…
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…
From 15 to 17 November 2016, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) together with the United Nations (UN) and others is organising a number of events in London, Birmingham and Durham aimed at encouraging senior level British women to consider jobs at the UN. Speakers will include the World Health…
MSc Global Health Policy (2015) alumna and Senior Advisor in Business Development and Partnerships at Oxfam America, Molly Williams tells us about studying via distance learning at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the University of London, whilst living in three different countries over three years.
This week’s Alumni Profile features, Chishala M. Kapambwe-Muchemwa, who graduated from the School in 2012 with a PGDip/MSc in Infectious Diseases by Distance Learning. Chishala now works as a Lecturer/Researcher at The Copperbelt University, School of Medicine, in Zambia.
Why did you choose to study at…
This week’s Alumni Profile features, Andrew Flagg, who graduated from the School in 2013 with a PGCert in Global Health Policy by Distance Learning . Andrew now works as a Political Adviser for the Socialist and Democrat Group in the European Parliament, Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee in Belgium.
Why did you choose to study at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine?
At the time I was working for a Member of the European Parliament who was very active on European health policy. As this was not my academic background, I wanted to broaden my knowledge and found that the Global Health Policy course offer at the School was an excellent fit to enhance my work at the European Parliament.
What challenges did you face while studying at the School and how did you overcome them?
The main challenge was juggling part-time studies with an extremely demanding job. The year that I was studying coincided with my work on the Clinical Trials Regulation and it proved to be very difficult to find time to dedicate to my studies. However, because I found the course so beneficial to my everyday work and because of the flexible nature of the course material, I managed to fit the lectures and reading in at every opportunity.
How has your degree from the School helped you in your career?
I found the course to be very relevant to my work. For example, I was studying global tobacco control at the same time as working on the European Union Tobacco Products Directive. The extra knowledge and experience I gained on the course helped me make the leap from being a Member of the European Parliament's assistant to a Political Adviser on the Parliament's second largest group, serving on the public health committee. Read more
This week’s Alumni Profile features Anna Ndiaye, who graduated from the School in 2013 with a PGCert in Global Health Policy. Anna now works as the Clinical Assessor in Oncology at the National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety in France.
Anna chose to study at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine because of its reputation and high standard level courses. Likewise, Anna was also interested in the international dimension of the School that offers a network of alumni from all over the world.
During her time at the School, Anna experienced the challenges that can come along with studying by distance learning. Read more