COVID-19 Alumni Story: Shweta Jindal

Shweta Jindal (MSc Public Health for Development, 2018) describes her experience helping vulnerable families through lockdown in India. 

“As an LSHTM alumna, I feel a sense of great pride but at the same time responsibility in being capable of contributing constructively towards COVID-19 relief efforts. I am a…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Christopher da Costa

Christopher da Costa (MSc Clinical Tropical Medicine, 1986 and PhD, 1991) will be joining the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovations (CEPI) as a Vaccine Development Project Leader next month. He currently works as a consultant to a variety of US biotechnology companies and to the US Food and Drug…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Amira Shaheen

Amira Shaheen (Epidemiology and Population Health, PhD 2009) works as an Assistant Professor in Epidemiology at An-Najah National University, Palestine. Here, she discusses her role within the National Epidemiological Committee helping to decide preventative measures in Palestine. She also describes Palestine’s response to the pandemic.

How has the…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Laura Ferreira

Laura Ferreira (MSc Public Health – Environment and Health, 2011) is the Scheme-Manager at Home-Start Wandsworth. In this blog piece, she speaks about how she is helping vulnerable families through this pandemic. 

How has the COVID-19 outbreak affected your work?

At Home-Start Wandsworth we deliver early intervention…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Anis Kazi

Anis Kazi (MSc Public Health, 2012) works within the Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO) World Health Organization (WHO) as an Information and Planning Consultant for the Health Emergencies Program. He shares what his role in Emergency Response has been like since the start of COVID-19.

How has the COVID…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Hana Rohan

Dr Hana Rohan is Assistant Professor in Social Science at LSHTM and a member of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team. She completed her PhD at LSHTM in 2010 and is now supporting the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) in responding to the COVID-19…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Emily Holman

Emily Holman’s (MSc Control of Infectious Diseases, 2010) role as a Communicable Disease Controller for Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has seen drastic changes since the emergence of the novel coronavirus. Find out how she has been responding to the outbreak using surveillance and the challenges…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Neale Batra

Neale Batra (MSc Epidemiology, 2016) describes how his life has changed since first hearing about COVID-19 in January. He speaks about his work for the World Health Organization (WHO) unravelling the, now, pandemic and how he made the switch from tackling the outbreak from a global to a local…

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COVID-19 Response Fund

Community Fundraise to fight COVID-19

LSHTM is playing a leading role in responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Our experts are at the forefront of efforts to map the progression of the pandemic, advise governments and global health bodies, and advance the public and scientific community’s understanding of the virus. We have launched a…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Janet Omondi

Janet Omondi (Msc Public Health, 2017) is a Trustee for Riana Development Network (RDN) which is a UK based charity that works directly with BAME young people in the UK and overseas. In this blog piece, she discusses how COVID-19 has affected her work and how Kenya’s response…

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