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The Registry team at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Stephanie VandenBerg

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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How to survive studying in London

Esther Taks from the Netherlands is studying the MSc Immunology of Infectious Diseases. In this blog, Esther shares her top five tips for studying in London and at the School.

1. Take advantage of the opportunities offered by the School – The classes are really interesting and even subjects that don…

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Green thumbs and purple Polio for reading week, anyone?

By Le Quach and Jourdan McGinn

Le and Jourdan are generously sponsored by the Rotary International Foundation as Global Scholars. Each year, a handful of students begin at the School as Global Scholars.

Le is studying the MSc Epidemiology and her undergraduate studies were economics and politics. She has studied…

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Web-based intervention for stroke patients finalist in recent International Student Innovation Award

Sureshkumar Kamalakannan recently completed his PhD at the School, during which he developed ‘Care for Stroke’, a web-based intervention to help stroke patients in India recover at home. Sureshkumar was nominated for the recent International Student Innovation Award,  which celebrates London’s most talented and innovative international students.

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Diagnostic app shortlisted for International Student Innovation Award

Eyenimi Ndiomu studied the MSc Public Health in Developing Countries in 2015/16. He has been shortlisted for the prestigious International Student Innovation Award,  which celebrates London’s most talented and innovative international students. In this blog, Eyenimi writes about Ubenwa, a cry-based diagnostic app for birth asphyxia.

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Across the pond and back: my year at the School

Brittany from the USA studied the MSc Medical Parasitology in 2014/15 (check back for Brittany’s blogs during her studies). Here, Brittany remembers her time at the School from the moment she received her offer to landing a great job.

I cried. There I was, a senior at university…

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