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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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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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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: Dr. Vinod Srivastava

In this week’s Alumni Profile, MSc. Community Medicine (1982) alumnus, Professor Vinod Srivastava outlines his career in public health and recounts his experience of studying at the School.

Dr. Vinod Srivastava, MBBS, MD (Social & Preventive Medicine), DPH, M.Sc. Comm. Med. (LSHTM), FAMS, FIPHA, FIAPSM, FSMS is the…

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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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Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit: Showcasing successful collaborations in Tanzania

The Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (MITU) was set up in 2006 as a joint initiative of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Tanzania National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR). MITU was established with special funding from the UK Medical Research Councilnow largely self- supporting through research grant…

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Short course: “Epidemiological evaluation of vaccines: efficacy, safety and policy”

Epidemiological research has become an important tool in assessing vaccine protection. Although there are several courses specialising in vaccinology, there remains a gap in teaching about advanced epidemiological tools for vaccine evaluation. This course fills that gap, providing an in-depth training on current methods used in the evaluation of…

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