Monthly Archives: January 2015

Job Opportunity: HKI Hiring Officers for NTDs Project

Helen Keller International (HKI) will be leading the implementation of Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention for Blinding Trachoma and Lymphatic Filariasis (MMPD) activities, under a five year, $35 million Cooperative Agreement with USAID.  This activity will provide USAID, the Bureau … Continue reading

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From London to Sweden: A Train, a Plane, and Two Buses Later

MSc Medical Parasitology student Brittany is blogging about her experiences in London, and why it’s such a great city to study science:     London is said to be the gateway to the rest of Europe, and I couldn’t agree … Continue reading

Dr Matshidiso Moeti appointed Regional Director for Africa by WHO

Congratulations to School alumnus Dr Matshidiso Moeti, MSc in Community Health for Developing Countries 1986, who was appointed Regional Director for Africa by the World Health Organization (WHO) for a five-year term. She brings over 35 years of national and international public … Continue reading

Ride for Ashanti: How we made it!

Alumni Ana-Maria Valinho and Nádia Correia, both Diploma in Tropical Nursing 2012, recently cycled 2,198 kilometres (1,366 miles) from London to Lisbon to raise funds for the British non-governmental organisation Foundation Human Nature. Ana-Maria reflects on their autumn 2014 journey … Continue reading

Full Report Available: Evaluation of integration of eye care for children into primary health care system in Tanzania

Improving eye care knowledge and practice Many of the causes of blindness and visual impairment in children in Africa can be prevented by interventions delivered at the primary level of service delivery (e.g. vitamin A supplementation to prevent corneal scarring … Continue reading

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U.o.Exter & SPHR@L announce 3rd ‘Why Evaluate?’ workshop

Why evaluate? A one-day workshop on research, evidence and evaluation in local government We live in a society in which it is increasingly important for decisions to be “evidence-based”. Among other things, this implies a need to evaluate new programmes … Continue reading