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Minister of Health for the State of Chhattisgarh, India visits the School

Written by Sarah Curran, Programme Manager at LSHTM

Dr Ajay Chandrakar, the Minister of Health from the State of Chhattisgarh, India visited the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on June 5 2017, meeting with Professor Peter Piot, leading researchers and senior staff at the School.

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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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Alumni Profile: Urvashi Prasad

Urvashi Prasad, MSc Public Health in Developing Countries alumna  and  consultant at Niti Aayog (National Institution For Transforming India), the Indian government’s premier think tank, talked about her current role at Niti Aayog and how her passion for developing countries led her to study at the School.

Urvashi had…

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Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz – Alumnus & Afghanistan Public Health Minister visits the School

On Monday 19 September, His Excellency Dr Ferozuddin Feroz, Public Health Minister of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and Stephanie Simmonds, Senior Advisor and Mentor to the Minister and former Senior Health Advisor at the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), visited the London School of Hygiene & Tropical…

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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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Letter from Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to London HE institutions

 6 July 2016

Dear Colleague

I received a number of letters from London’s universities and from London Higher and Universities UK at the start of my Mayoralty. I greatly appreciated this and look forward to working with you over the coming years.

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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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Alumnus Andy Hall is Knighted for Services to Public Health

Congratulations to LSHTM alumnus Professor Andy Hall who was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Andy studied MSc Epidemiology in 1982, and went on to work for the School for 22 years, initially as a senior lecturer and then becoming Professor of Epidemiology 2001.   Andy’s contribution to…

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Dr Lucy Breakwell – The CDC way

Lucy breakwell Dr Lucy Breakwell studied MSc Public Health in 2011.  She has recently been accepted onto the 2013 Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) programme at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, USA. “This July I will start a two year training post at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, USA. I am one of 82 officers selected for the 2013 Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) cohort. EIS provides on-the-job training in epidemiology both within the USA, and internationally. It is predominantly aimed at US citizens but accepts approximately ten internationals (from around 250 foreign applicants) each year.  The scheme provides an amazing opportunity to become experienced in both participating and leading many different types of epi investigations. Read more

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Research on the changing English National Health Service

Researchers from the School’s Department of Health Services Research and Policy have been undertaking research concerning the restructuring of the English NHS, which started under the previous government and continues under the UK’s current Coalition government.  This is a subject of keen interest in the UK, as it…

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