Tag Archives: global health

“The content of the courses has been incredibly interesting and relevant to today’s world issues”

Kelsey Yaremko, Global Health Policy by distance learning student from Canada, talks to us about her programme, studies and career. Hi Kelsey, can you start by letting us know a bit about your background? I am from Calgary, Canada. I … Continue reading

Executive Programme Fellows meet with Senior Health Leaders in Geneva

Fellows taking part in the Executive Programme for Global Health Leadership convened in Geneva for a week at the end of March. The aim of this reunion was to take part in their second residential week (the first having been … Continue reading

Alumnus Professor Rakesh Aggarwal appointed Director of JIPMER

On 1 January 2019, MSc Epidemiology alumnus Professor Rakesh Aggarwal MBBS MD DM was appointed the new Director of Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), based in Puducherry, Southern India. Professor Aggarwal is widely known for his … Continue reading

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