On a Jetplane – Back to Keppel Street (LSHTM)

”I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but sail we must, and not drift, nor lie at anchor…

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What the brochure doesn’t tell you…

I am a Kiwi-born, Melbourne based doctor studying the MSc Public Health. In the coming months I hope to inform, inspire and ultimately entertain you about my experiences at the school, living in London and my journey figuring out what this whole Public Health thing is about! My first…

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Life at the London School of Hygiene – Staff and students

Today I want to write about two of my favourite things about LSHTM: the students, and the staff.

One of the aspects of the School I have most enjoyed is meeting such a diverse, intelligent and enthusiastic collection of students. People have travelled to London from scores of countries, and…

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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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