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Converting shipping containers into clinics in Haiti and Namibia

Diploma in Health Planning, Policy and Finance (HPPF) alumna (1995) Elizabeth Sheehan founded Care 2 Communities (C2C) in 2008. At the time, having worked as a physician’s assistant in the developing world for more than 10 years, she saw women and children dying, and families falling apart, simply because…

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President of the RSTMH: Dr Simon Cathcart

For this week’s alumni profie, we spoke to MSc Public Health alumnus, Dr Simon Cathcart. Simon is a public health consultant and president of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH); he studied at the School in 2001 as part of the UK public health specialist training…

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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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How do women perceive the risks and rewards of deworming during pregnancy?

Claire Gwayi-Chore, a recent MSc Public Health for Development graduate from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine completed her summer project with the TUMIKIA project, which looks at the effectiveness of deworming over 650,000 people in Kenya. Her project was entitled: Assessing acceptance & coverage of…

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Lancet commissioned expert Wilbert Bannenberg visits the School after 31 years

Dr Wilbert Bannenberg, MSc Community Medicine in Developing Countries (1985) was in London on 8 November to participate in an event at the School. As Wilbert was going to be in town, he got in touch with the Alumni Office beforehand to arrange a visit.

Wilbert flew in to London…

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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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Alumni Profile: Professor Ian Gust

Professor Ian David Gust is a leading virologist, who completed a Diploma in Bacteriology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in 1968.

His achievements in public health include playing a main role in the prevention and treatment of Hepatitis A, B, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Human…

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Alumnus Yankuba Kuyaeth visits us 15 years later

At the beginning of the autumn term we were pleased to receive a visit from alumnus Yankuba Kuyaeth (Diploma in Tropical Nursing 2001) who had not been back to the School for 15 years.

Yankuba was in central London to attend a workshop at Diabetes UK, therefore he took the…

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Alumni Profile: Dr Hamsadvani Kuganantham

Dr Hamsadvani Kuganantham, MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing (HPPF) alumna and Public Health Specialist in Health Systems at WHO, India shared where her career has taken her since graduating from the School and told us how her father influenced her decision to pursue a career in Public Health.

Hamsadvani…

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Alumni Profile: Dr Omran Habib

Dr Omran S Habib, Msc Community Health in Developing Countries (1981) and PhD (1985) told us why London was a place to reshape the future of a junior doctor from Iraq.

Prior to studying at the School, Omran trained as a Medical Doctor in Iraq, graduating from Basrah Medical College…

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