Mapping the Bijagos islands

By Scott Tytheridge, MSc Medical Entomology for Disease Control

The Missing Maps project was created to map areas of the world that lack comprehensive maps, particularly for the purpose of humanitarian aid.  The first stage, which is the ‘mapping parties’, is the initial and basic laying down of buildings and…

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Staff & Student Photo Competition 2017

We are delighted to introduce our new photo competition for staff & students and invite all budding photographers to share photos of your experiences studying and working at the School, both in London and around the world.

There are two categories with prizes available to both staff and students, and…

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MSF Scientific Days 2017

By Sarah Venis from MSF, on behalf of the Scientific Day organisers in London.

On Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May, the 14th MSF Scientific Days programme will kick off in London at the Royal Society of Medicine. These events are followed by a day in New Delhi, India on…

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Outbreak simulation exercise

MSc Epidemiology student Emaline Laney shares her account of an outbreak simulation exercise, conducted as part of the Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases module.

I looked around the table. The seven of us, representing six countries – South Africa, Cameroon, Italy, England, Wales and USA – included clinicians, NGO-workers, biomedical…

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Guide to Classical Music in London

One of the most exciting things about studying at the School is getting to spend time living in London, where any interest can be followed. In this blog, MSc Public Health student Mounika Parimi shares her passion for London’s classical music scene.

The perfect break from my studies at…

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Point of contact

MSc Epidemiology student Stephanie VandenBerg shares the story behind her photograph Kalukembe Neonate, which recently won a photography competition hosted by the London International Development Centre (LIDC).

Thirty seconds old. The crash of my world into them and theirs into mine. I had travelled to rural Angola as a wide…

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Making sense of childhood work and education

PhD student Sophie Hedges (Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health) has been shortlisted for the ESRC writing competition “Making sense of society”. Here is Sophie’s entry, 800 words on how her research is making sense of society, and why it matters. 

In a Tanzanian rice field, families take a…

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Yellow fever outbreak in Africa: feelings of an epidemiologist in a rapid response team

By Enny Cruz, PhD student in the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

I came to the School from Brazil in 2015 to do a PhD in epidemiology. While I have been very much enjoying my studies, my PhD project does not require field work and as a PhD student…

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Schistosomiasis on the Shores of Lake Albert through the prism of tropical medicine students

The Professional Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (East African Partnership) is a three-month course taught by the School and colleagues in Tanzania and Uganda, for doctors planning to work in Africa. In this blog, students from the 2016 course describe their experiences studying the burden and treatment of…

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Health in Humanitarian crises: overcoming challenges

In this blog, Dr Karl Blanchet, Director of the Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, reflects on recent work in Greece and Lebanon exploring health issues among populations displaced by crises. He reflects on how humanitarian crises are evolving and how the…

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