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Alumni News Round Up for 2017

2017 is quickly drawing to a close. It has been a year full of awards and achievements from our alumni community, high profile visits to the School, and fun UK and international events. Over the next 11 days we will be posting our top alumni news stories from 2017 on…

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WHO Assistant Director-General for Special Initiatives: Dr Ranieri Guerra

Dr Ranieri Guerra graduated from LSHTM in 1983 after studying an MSc in Community Health in Developing Countries, leading to his career change and full time work in public health. It was recently announced that Dr Guerra would be joining the WHO Leadership Team, under fellow LSHTM alum Dr Tedros…

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Flavia Bustreo, Former WHO Assistant Director-General – Family, Women’s and Children’s Health

Dr Flavia Bustreo was appointed Assistant Director-General for Family, Women’s and Children’s Health on 1 October 2010. At the end of her tenure, Flavia shared with us her memories of studying at the school and how her career has developed since graduating.

Written by Dr Flavia Bustreo…

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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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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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Celebrating alumni awards and achievements

Over the last few months we have received fantastic news of awards and achievements from our alumni network. In case you missed any of the announcements, here is a roundup of how some of our alumni are being recognised around the world.

On 23 May 2017 the World Health Assembly…

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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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Medical Parasitology Expert Nilanthi de Silva

MSc Medical Parasitology alumna, Nilanthi de Silva talked us through her extensive career as a specialist in Medical Parasitology. From graduating with an MBBS from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1986 to becoming Senior Professor of Parasitology and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of…

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Alumni Profile: Elizabeth Mason

MSc Community Medicine alumna, Elizabeth Mason is a specialist in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and has spent a large amount of her life living and working in various countries in Africa. She worked for 13 years in Zimbabwe, initially at district level with the charity Oxfam, followed by a…

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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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