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Current challenges and proposed solutions to the effective implementation of the RTS, S/AS01 Malaria Vaccine Program in sub-Saharan Africa

In April 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched the world’s first malaria vaccine, the RTS, S/AS01, as part of a pilot programme in Malawi, Ghana and Kenya. The three countries have a combined target of vaccinating 360000 children (below five years of age) per year until the…

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Muhammad Ali Pate: Global Director at the World Bank

For this week’s alumni profile we spoke to alumnus Muhammad Ali Pate. Muhammad will be the Global Director of the World Bank for Health, Nutrition and Population as well as Director of the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF) for the World Bank Group, from July…

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Challenges in Global Health: The Complex Art of Leadership

Working in the field of global health can be challenging, as LSHTM alumni are well positioned to know. The complex nature of health ecosystems, cultural boundaries, socioeconomic context, changing landscapes and imbalanced power relationships are a few of the many daunting hurdles leaders within the global health community encounter as…

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Alumnus Prof. David Dance: Winner of the Cross of Labour medal

For this week’s alumni profile we spoke to alumnus Prof. David Dance. David was a Senior Lecturer for the Department of Clinical Sciences (1990-4) at LSHTM. Today he is Senior Clinical Research Fellow/Consultant Microbiologist at Lao-Oxford-Mahosot Hospital-Wellcome Trust Research Unit and Honorary Professor, Faculty…

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Obituary: Dr Elizabeth “Lizzie” Millett

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Lizzie Millett, former Research Fellow in Epidemiology here at the School, died on Thursday 7th March 2019 from complications of chronic lung disease.

Lizzie came to the School in 2008 to study on the Masters in Epidemiology and her…

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Alumna Marie-Laure Frelut: New Deputy Chair of the Clinical Committee of the World Federation of Obesity

For this week’s alumni profile we spoke to alumna Marie-Laure Frelut. Marie-Laure is a Paediatrician, a founding member and past president of the European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG) as well as the editor of its first free eBook on Child and Adolescent Obesity. Recently, she has been…

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Amira Shaheen: Winner of the 2019 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards (one of five winners)

For this week’s alumni profile we spoke to alumna Amira Shaheen. Amira  is Assistant Prof. in Epidemiology and Population Health for An-Najah National University in Nablus, Palestine. She is also CHIFA Country Representative for Palestine and most recently has been named one of the researchers that have been…

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30 years alumna – Dr Isabella Danel

This interview was conducted and written up by Lydia Di Stefano, MARCH Centre B Theme student liaison & current MSc Reproductive & Sexual Health Research student. It is part of a series of alumni profiles that the MARCH Centre (Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health) are planning as part of…

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