All posts in COVID-19

COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Mishal Khan

LSHTM alumna and staff member, Associate Professor Mishal Khan, highlights how colonialism and xenophobia are hindering an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic globally.

How have you been responding to the COVID-19 outbreak in your work at LSHTM?

I have been engaging in a lot of work to…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Dr Stephen Hoffmann

Dr Stephen Hoffmann is an alumnus of our class of 1979. He has previously been profiled in our alumni magazine in Autumn 2017, talking primarily about his early work fighting Typhoid Fever in Sumatra, which can be found here. This interview with Thomas Weir, Philanthropy Officer at LSHTM, aimed to…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Sathish Kumar

Sathish Kumar (MSc Infectious Diseases, 2017) works as an Infectious disease and General Physician in Dr Ramanathan Hospital, Thanjavur, India. Here, he describes how the outbreak has affected his work and how India’s response to the pandemic has changed his role.

How has the COVID-19 outbreak affected your…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Dr Shafir Kassim

Dr Shafir Kassim completed a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 2018 and an MSc in Tropical Medicine and International Health in 2019. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine for Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Mangalore. In this blog piece, he discusses…

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COVID-19 Volunteering: Angel Vicario

Angel Vicario (Health Policy, Planning & Financing, 2011) joined our COVID-19 volunteering project. Here, he explains his experience working on several of the projects.

“When I heard about the project the LSHTM was launching, I signed up to participate in this initiative. And there it all…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Arindam Mitra

Arindam Mitra (MSc Immunology of Infectious Diseases, 2019) is Head of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMP) Production at NIHR BRC Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. In this blog piece, he explains how COVID-19 has affected his work and how the UK government’s response has presented…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Melvin Sanicas

Physician-scientist, Melvin Sanicas (MSc in Infectious Diseases, 2015), Medical Director at Takeda, talks about the importance of science communication and facts-based information within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As we have all witnessed, every aspect of modern life has been dramatically disrupted by COVID-19, including…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Dr Luunga Ziko

Dr Luunga Ziko (Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 2019) works as an Registrar in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia. Here, he explains how COVID-19 has taken over his work.

How has the COVID-19 outbreak affected your work?

My work…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Liliana Candida Dengo-Baloi

Liliana Candida Dengo-Baloi (MSc Control of Infectious Diseases, 2019) works as Head of Central Office for Surveillance and Outbreak Investigation, for the National Health Institute Mozambique. In this blog piece, she describes how Mozambique has been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and her role in the surveillance of…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Nurul Maretia Rahmayanti

Nurul Maretia Rahmayanti (MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing, 2019) works as a Health Financing and Policy Specialist at The National Team for The Acceleration of Poverty Reduction, Office of Vice President, Government of Indonesia. Here, she explains how her role has changed since COVID-19 and how she…

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