Tag Archives: global health

Five years after the Ebola epidemic, are new preparedness measures sustainable?

By Michael R. Snyder (Johns Hopkins University) With the five-year anniversary of the West Africa Ebola outbreak declaration approaching, now is an appropriate time to reflect on progress made in improving global public health preparedness. Has the international community learned … Continue reading

Director of Program Evidence, Measurement & Evaluation at the END Fund: Claire Chaumont

MSc Health Policy Planning and Financing (2011) alumna, Claire Chaumont tells us about studying at LSHTM and how her training at the school has been useful at key points in her professional life, including in her new job as Director of Program … Continue reading

Future WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific: Dr Takeshi Kasai

Public Health in Developing Countries (1999), Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTMH) (1997) alumnus, Takeshi Kasai told us about being nominated to be the next Regional Director for the Western Pacific, based in Manila, Philippines. WHO’s Western Pacific Region includes … Continue reading

A reflection on attending the 2018 Women Leaders in Global Health Conference: Dr Evelyn Kusi

Dr Evelyn Kusi is an MSc Public Health (2017) alumna, and medical doctor and researcher at the Charité (University Clinic Berlin). Evelyn spoke to us about her experience of attending the 2nd Women Leaders in Global Health Conference (WLGH) hosted … Continue reading

Alumni Report: Starting the Global Health Society North East

MSc Medical Entomology for Disease Control alumnus, Eliot Hurn is a Foundation Year 2 Doctor at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. Eliot is also Director of Volunteers and Medisense and Founder of Global Health Society North East, a … Continue reading

A reflection on attending the 2018 Women Leaders in Global Health Conference: Lauren Wedekind

MSc Public Health (2017) alumna, Lauren Wedekind spoke to us about her experience of attending the 2nd Women Leaders in Global Health Conference hosted by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Lauren chose to study at LSHTM in … Continue reading

Emeritus Professor at the Universiti Putra Malaysia: Dr Farida F Jamal

MSc Medical Microbiology alumnus (1976), Dr Farida F Jamal spoke to us about studying at LSHTM and her career in academic and clinical microbiology at the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Malaysia and Universiti Putra Malaysia. Farida decided to … Continue reading

Global Mental Health Alumni Jamboree 2018

Written by Oda Karlsen, MSc Global Mental Health student Friday 26th October current MSc students, alumni and staff gathered for the annual Global Mental Health Jamboree at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The Rose Room was crowded with … Continue reading

Dr Takeshi Kasai nominated WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific

MSc Public Health for Developing Countries alumnus (1996), Dr Takeshi Kasai has been nominated as the WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific. Dr Kasai has worked in public health for over 28 years with much of his experience focusing … Continue reading

The politics of alcohol and policy formulation

By Adam Bertscher, Leslie London & Marsha Orgill (all authors University of Cape Town) Alcohol is contributing to a growing global burden of non-communicable diseases. Some of these diseases are referred to as ‘industrial epidemics’ because they are the result … Continue reading