Tag Archives: WHO

Not a small problem – World Prematurity Day 2018

By Lydia Di Stefano, B Theme student liaison (MSc Reproductive & Sexual Health Research Candidate) November 17 marks World Prematurity Day, a parent-led movement to generate awareness of preterm birth and the impact it has on millions of families globally. … Continue reading

Optimizing community health worker programming through supervision

Authored by Kok Maryse (KIT Royal Tropical Institute) After an extensive and careful development process, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently launched the new WHO guideline on health policy and system support to optimize community health worker programmes. Recognizing that … 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

Tipping point for global early child development: lessons learned from the Saving Brains portfolio

By Nisso Nurova (MSc Public Health Candidate) The last two decades have shown great political commitment and investment in early child development (ECD), as the third Lancet ECD series, ‘Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale’ emphasised the need … Continue reading

‘Now is the time’ for adolescent health: an interview with former MARCH adolescent theme student liaison

By Nisso Nurova, A-theme student Liaison (MSc Public Health) You may have seen Constance’s name featured in our Theme-A February newsletter, as a first author of a research publication ‘“My mother told me that I should not”: a qualitative study … Continue reading

Alumni News Round Up for 2017

2017 is quickly drawing to a close. It has been a year full of awards and achievements from our alumni community, high profile visits to the School, and fun UK and international events. Over the next 11 days we will … Continue reading

WHO Assistant Director-General for Special Initiatives: Dr Ranieri Guerra

Dr Ranieri Guerra graduated from LSHTM in 1983 after studying an MSc in Community Health in Developing Countries, leading to his career change and full time work in public health. It was recently announced that Dr Guerra would be joining the … Continue reading

Flavia Bustreo, Former WHO Assistant Director-General – Family, Women’s and Children’s Health

Dr Flavia Bustreo was appointed Assistant Director-General for Family, Women’s and Children’s Health on 1 October 2010. At the end of her tenure, Flavia shared with us her memories of studying at the school and how her career has developed … Continue reading

London Model World Health Organization Simulation (LonWHO) 2017

By Brian Wong, MSc Epidemiology alumnus, Co-Founder & Co-Director LonWHO 2017 Great learning experience, good networking opportunity and a fun way of understanding and enacting health policy to a greater depth! – delegate On 20-22nd October, international delegates gathered at … Continue reading

Announcing the WHO Headquarters Leadership Team

On 3 October the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the senior officials who would form the WHO Headquarters Leadership Team under LSHTM alumnus and Honorary Fellow, Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The team represents all WHO regions, and we are proud … Continue reading