All posts tagged international development

DTMH alumnus and family medical doctor: Travis Bias

Travis Bias, DO, MPH, Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Health (DTMH) alumnus and family medical doctor, has spent a large amount of his medical career in East Africa – Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, where he has had the opportunity to see how other health care and educational systems operate up close…

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Alumnus Dr Jin Xu talks China, Dr Tedros and Universal Health Coverage 

PhD Public Health Policy alumnus Dr Jin Xu is an Assistant Professor at Peking University China Center for Health Development Studies. Jin is currently writing up papers from his thesis on the balance between hospitals and primary care in China, as well as starting new projects on health system transitions…

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Announcing the WHO Headquarters Leadership Team

On 3 October the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the senior officials who would form the WHO Headquarters Leadership Team under LSHTM alumnus and Honorary Fellow, Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The team represents all WHO regions, and we are proud to say that two out of the fourteen…

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Fellowships for global health leaders at Global Health Corps

MSc Public Health student at LSHTM, Jasmine Burton is the Founder and President of Wish for WASH and a 2015-2016 Global Health Corps Fellow at the Society for Family Health in Lusaka, Zambia. In this alumni report Jasmine tells us about her experience of being a Global Health Corps…

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International Optometrist: Karen Sparrow

Karen Sparrow, MSc Public Health for Eye Care (PHEC) alumna (2016) and Training & Development Manager at Peek Vision, told us about her career as an optometrist in the UK and overseas, as well as the many projects she has been involved in, which eventually led her to study a…

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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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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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Jeroen Ensink Memorial Fund for Scholarships exceeds £86,000

This week, we have been moved by the widespread media coverage of the sentencing of the man who fatally attacked our colleague and friend Dr Jeroen Ensink in December 2015. In January, we launched the Jeroen Ensink Memorial Fund to support scholarships for students from sub-Saharan Africa and South…

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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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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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