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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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Eyes Wide Open in Guinea Bissau

Dr Anna Last, a Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD fellow in the School’s Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, won a Young Investigator Award at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in New Orleans last month, for her work on pathogen diversity in…

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This glass is half-full

Visas and tickets, classmates turned friends, winter now springtime, exams and projects. Wait!!! Exams and projects??? But of course. One more term and we’ll be on the last lap. One of our lecturers had aptly predicted the total conversion of what she termed “any remaining hard core, unflinching clinicians…

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Celebrating the 5th anniversary of my sight-restoring cataract surgery at LSHTM

Five years ago I was barely able to see and today I am learning about public health efforts to prevent blindness and improve eye-health worldwide. To celebrate the fifth anniversary of my sight-restoring cataract surgery, I thought to share a bit about my journey here.

I was born…

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TERM 2: MOVING AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT

It’s hard to believe it’s just been two weeks since we started because it feels like two months already. As for the Christmas break, there was hardly a dull moment. At first, the rain tried to frustrate my plans and dampen my fun-seeking spirit. But after a…

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