Amidst Leopards and Tigers

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Mahatma Gandhi

If you ever find yourself in India, I would strongly recommend coming out to Nagpur and spending some time here – perhaps use…

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For Everything Else, There’s Charades

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman

The other day I was in Nirmala’s, a local grocery store, holding a piece of paper on which I…

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PhD = Procrastination + hallucination + Dissertation

“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“PhD = Procrastination + hallucination + Dissertation.” Or so it said on a handout I received from the LSHTM on my first day…

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The Accidental Vegan

“The power to question is the basis of all human progress.” – Indira Gandhi

Before diving into the ensuing narratives and reflections, I should warn you of my somewhat unorthodox documentary habits. I will chronicle my experiences continually throughout the week, but due to a combination of endless work, crummy Internet…

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Sangath CHW Training

Journey to the Heart of India

HEART OF INDIA

On the 2nd of April I arrived in Nagpur, the geographic centre of India, to begin work on the VISHRAM (VIdarbha Stress and Health progRAM) pilot study, and it being my first trip to the country, I was not altogether certain of what to expect. Looking back…

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Keppel street building

Stephen Nash

Hello. My name is Stephen, and I’m six months into a masters in Medical Statistics here at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Over the next few months I’m going to be writing about my experience at the School as I prepare for my exams and…

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Eye Camp

Improving health worldwide: Eliminating needless blindness…

“Intelligence and capability are not enough, there must be the joy of doing something beautiful…” – Dr. G. Venkataswamy

I am Sanil Joseph from India. I am doing my MSc in Public Health (Health Services Research) at the school. I am presently employed with Aravind Eye Care System, Tamilnadu, India as…

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An LSHTM student’s Easter break

What does an LSHTM student do on their Easter Break?

More school, of course.

With our final two modules just completed, I find myself sitting back into the school bright and early Monday morning taking a two-day course on geographical information systems (GIS).

This might be the point in…

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H1 N1 virus

Summer project in Vietnam

Hello! I’m Phil, a student on the MSc Medical Microbiology course. Virology is where my biggest interest lies – it’s a slightly narcissistic view given that about half of our human genetic information actually came from viruses. This amazing fact that hints at a long and complex relationship between…

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