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Establishing a network of LSHTM staff, students and alumni to support our response to the COVID-19 pandemic

The response to the current COVID-19 pandemic has required unprecedented interventions and response globally. LSHTM has a long history of staff, students and alumni supporting outbreaks and emergencies and this one is no different. We are establishing a network of volunteers that can devote small amounts of time to…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Experience of the first six weeks in Iraq

Dr Omran S Habib, MSc Community Health in Developing Countries (1981) and PhD (1985), discusses Iraq’s first six weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak. He describes how the pandemic has affected his work, how LSHTM’s training has aided him and along with other researchers, explains the control strategies…

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Alumni Innovators: Patricia Mechael

Patricia Mechael completed a PhD at LSHTM in 2006 on health-related uses of mobile phones in Egypt. In our latest innovation web-series, she describes what innovation means to her and how she uses it in her work…

Why did you decide to study at LSHTM?

In 2000, when…

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Obituary: Dr Alfa Sa’adu

LSHTM was very sad to learn that Dr Alfa Sa’adu was one of the first four doctors to die from COVID-19 in the UK. Alfa Sa’adu, who died on 31 March 2020, was a Nigerian doctor who graduated in medicine from University College Hospital Medical School London…

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Volunteering Opportunities

Many current students are wondering if they are able to get involved in work relating to COVID-19, either as something voluntary alongside the remainder of their studies or after completing their programmes. Some students are interrupting their studies for a number of reasons, surrounding the novel coronavirus outbreak: some…

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Virtual Career Talks

We are always keen to connect current students with our alumni and would like to start running lunchtime online talks. We plan to run these virtual talks from 1-1.45 pm UK time (British Summer Time at the moment).

They would typically consist of a brief talk by alumni…

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Alumni Innovators: Dr Bobbi Pritt

Dr Bobbi Pritt studied MSc Medical Parasitology and DTMH at LSHTM. She now works as a Medical Director of the Clincial Parasitology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, USA. In this post she describes her experience at LSHTM, what innovation means to her and how she uses innovation in her…

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A message from Professor Peter Piot

Dear Alumni,

I would like to update you on the situation at LSHTM regarding COVID-19 and to convey to you that we are continuously thinking about our alumni community during these times of uncertainty and anxiety.

Since January, we have been monitoring closely and responding to the COVID-19…

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COVID-19 Stories

We are so proud of all of our alumni working tirelessly around the world during the COVID-19 outbreak. This is a very challenging time for everyone and we understand that you may be extremely busy and we want you to know we are here for you. We want to…

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COVID-19 Weekly Update

Here at LSHTM, we are continuously thinking about our alumni community during these times of uncertainty. Our staff are working tirelessly to provide accurate information and slow the spread of the virus.

In addition to our monthly newsletters, we will be sending a weekly COVID-19 email newsletter to alumni…

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