Author Archives: Taal Hampson

Alumni Profile: Dr John Mark Velasco

Dr Velasco finished his BSc Biology (cum laude), Doctor of Medicine, Masters of Public Health from the University of the Philippines and his post-graduate diploma (2011) and Masters of Science in Clinical Trials (2013) from the London School of Hygiene … Continue reading

Help Madina – how Sierra Leone changed my life

Gloucestershire GP Dr Veronica Sawicki, Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 2010, shares her ongoing volunteer experience as co-founder of charity Help Madina ( in Sierra Leone. Together with so many people, I care passionately about improving health care inequalities in … Continue reading

Opthalmologists sub-specialty Clinical Fellowships on offer

The Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium (CEHC) clinical fellowships programme is offering both long-term (one-year) fellowships and short-term (three-month) attachments to ophthalmologists from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries. Through the enhancement of sub-specialty knowledge and skills and the delivery of high … Continue reading

Alumni Profile: Dr Thomas Nchinda

Dr Thomas Nchinda, Diploma Tropical Public Health 1973 and MD 1975, is a retired Professor of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Yaoundé who also worked extensively at TDR and the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva. He … Continue reading

Obituary: Dr Alec Smith

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr Alec Smith on 15th August, 2014. Born 19th January, 1927, Alec was a graduate of Birmingham University (BSc. Zoology and Comparative Physiology, First Class Honours (1948) and D.Sc. (1965)) … Continue reading

Alumni Profile: Professor Emeritus Dato Dr C.P. Ramachandran

Internationally-renowned parasitologist Professor Emeritus Dato Dr C.P. Ramachandran reflects on his time at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where he completed a Postgraduate Diploma of Applied Parasitology & Medical Entomology in 1959. His biography, I am… because … Continue reading

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Obituary: Dr Colin Leake

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Dr Colin Leake following a long battle with illness. Dr Leake’s association with the School began in 1971 after Professor Raja Varma invited Colin straight from Leeds University to work with him … Continue reading

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Women in Science Exhibition – Archive Alive…..Peter Mine

Date: Tuesday 17 February 2015 Time: 1:00 pm Venue: The Pumphandle Bar, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK Type of event: Entertainment Admission: Booking required at No woman’s name adorns the frieze on the exterior of the London … Continue reading

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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