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WHO Director-General Dr Tedros visits the School

MSc Immunology of Infectious Diseases alumnus (1992) and Honorary Fellow, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus visited the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on 10 July, on his first visit to the UK since taking up the role as Director-General of the World Health Organization. As part of his…

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Bobbi Pritt Career Talk

In June, MSc in Medical Parasitology, Bobbi Pritt visited the School to give a career talk. Bobbi took current students through real life case studies and tested their knowledge of parasites. She also gave them advice on how to build their reputation in their field using blogs and social media…

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Implementation Science Research Consultant: Claire Gwayi-Chore

­This month we spoke to MSc Public Health in Developing Countries (now called Public Health for Development) alumna, Claire Gwayi-Chore. Claire studied at the School from 2015-2016 and is currently working as an Implementation Science Research Consultant at the University of Washington School of Public Health, Global Health…

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Medical Director and Consultant: Charlie Easmon

For this week’s alumni profile we spoke to alumnus, Dr Charlie Easmon. Charlie is Medical Director of Your Excellent Health Service and the Co-founder of Global Health Action Strategies & Solutions (GHASS). He studied at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in 1994.

What did you…

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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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Sylvia Struck selected as one of 80 women for Antarctica expedition

PhD in Public Health alumna (2010) Dr. Sylvia Struck has been selected as one of 80 women who will be part of the Homeward Bound leadership initiative for women in STEMM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics and Medicine) that culminates in a trip to Antarctica.

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Alumni Report: Working with gangs in London – a public health approach

MSc Public Health alumna Dorcas Gwata is a Mental Health Specialist who works in the Integrated Gangs Unit in London. Dorcas is also a Trustee for Zimbabwe Health Training Support Diaspora Charity, and Co-Director of the Global Health Café. In addition to studying an MSc at LSHTM, Dorcas also…

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Elizabeth Pisani: The accidental epidemiologist

Public Health Consultant and Author, Elizabeth Pisani told us about how she stumbled upon a career in epidemiology.

“I never actually intended to come to the School. I had been working as a journalist in India, Indonesia and China, and I got very interested in the interaction between politics and…

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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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Global Health Advisor: Candela Iglesias Chiesa

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…

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