All posts in Control of Infectious Diseases

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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Student photo competition 2016: the results!

For this summer’s photo competition, we once again invited current students to send us photos representing the theme of A student of  the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

With dozens of fantastic photos to choose from, it was not an easy decision for the judges, however in…

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First impressions from some of our new MSc students

Ammi Shah has just started the MSc Control of Infectious Diseases at the School. Here she shares her experiences so far and thoughts she has gathered from other students: 

Science, research and efficient healthcare management revolutionizes the lives of humankind and right from the start of the orientation week, new…

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Summer project: six weeks in Zimbabwe

By Jennifer Martin, MSc Control of Infectious Diseases

Zimbabwe is a beautiful country filled with kind and gentle people, but unfortunately since independence in 1980, due to a corrupt dictatorship the country is regressing. The capital Harare is littered with remnants of colonial times that signify a once fruitful and…

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Designing Disease Control Programmes in Developing Countries – Team Awesome

By Nwaizu Azuka, MSc Control of Infectious Diseases

I have become so familiar with the word DEADLINE, as I have had to find it on every corner for the last 4 months. Another deadline approached by the middle of the first term; this time for the choice of my terms…

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Five top tips on student accommodation in London

MSc Control of Infectious Diseases student Nwaizu Azuka shares his advice on finding somewhere to live in London:

The Master’s Degree programme at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is quite intensive and as such, requires undiluted focus.  It cannot be overemphasized that having a comfortable accommodation…

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A student’s summer project – To India and Back

MSc Control of Infectious Diseases student Ruth Zwizwai wrote a blog during her summer project. In this post Ruth shares the highlights of her trip to India…

“Where you go becomes part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai

This summer project has been challenging and rewarding in equal measures. From the…

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Summer Project: Sampling mosquito populations

MSc Control of Infectious Diseases student Corey Le Claire co-produced a video with JD Charlwood while undertaking fieldwork for his summer project, which involved investigating different vector sampling techniques in Kyamura, Kagera Region, Tanzania:

 

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Waiting for the Examination Results,,,,,,,

Its been almost two months since we sat for the examinations and the waiting for the results is going to be over in less than 24hrs from now.

I must say it is a mixed feeling at the moment and a little bit anxiety. The holiday mood and the feeling…

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Summer Project: Working in Cambodia

For her summer project, winner of our student photo competition Molly Miller-Petrie is investigating the the management of children’s waste and interest in new hygienic disposal products. Molly’s research has taken her to the Kampong Speu province in Cambodia.

The leaves of the banana trees lining the…

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