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Vanessa Kerry Career Talk

In April, we were pleased to welcome Vanessa Kerry back to the School. Vanessa is a physician and the CEO of Seed Global Health. She studied an MSc in Health Policy, Planning & Finance (HPPF) and returned to LSHTM to give a career talk to current students.

During her career…

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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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University of the Year 2016

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has been awarded the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) ‘University of the Year’ award for 2016 for our response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa in 2014/15.

This response involved placing more than 500 academic and professional service volunteers in…

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Working together for the Future of Global Health

In partnership with New Scientist, the RVC and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine are co-hosting an exciting event this Autumn.

On Monday 3 October, Professor Stuart Reid, Principal of the Royal Veterinary College and Professor Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical…

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Help Madina – how Sierra Leone changed my life

Gloucestershire GP Dr Veronica Sawicki, Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 2010, shares her ongoing volunteer experience as co-founder of charity Help Madina (www.helpmadina.org.uk) in Sierra Leone.
Together with so many people, I care passionately about improving health care inequalities in the world.
I did my…

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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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Ebola in West Africa: volunteer registration

In light of the urgent need to recruit qualified staff to assist with the current Ebola crisis in West Africa, the School has created a volunteer response register for interested School staff, students and alumni. The Ebola response register is designed to assist our partners in the field to identify…

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