All posts in COVID-19

Alumni Profile: Maiko Hirai

Maiko Hirai (MSc Public Health, 2014) is an Associate Partner for McKinsey, the Global Public Health and Healthcare practice. Here, she describes how her work has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, how LSHTM gave her long-lasting connections, and advice for current students.
“I spent my childhood in…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Osa Rafshodia Rafidin

Osa Rafshodia Rafidin (Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 2016) is Head of Department of Disease Control and Prevention at the Health City Office of Samarinda, East Borneo, Indonesia. Here, he describes how he has worked with communities to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

“We had to change…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Abraar Karan

Abraar Karan (Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 2019) works as an Internal Medicine and Global Health Physician within Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Here, he discusses how life has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic and what his thoughts for the future are.

“At the…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Dr Chadia Wannous

Dr Chadia Wannous, graduated with a Master’s of Science in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research from LSHTM in 1999 and has been at the forefront of prevention, preparedness and response to health emergencies for more than 15 years. Unsurprisingly, in the past months the focus of her work has…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Antonio Hegar

Antonio Hegar (MSc Public Health, Environmental Stream, 2013) works as an Epidemiologist at the Ministry of Health (MoH), in Belize. In this blog, he describes how COVID-19 has affected his work and affected his outlook.

“COVID-19 has forced me to not only put all my skills and training…

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Alumni Profile: Joel Aik

Joel Aik (MSc Epidemiology, 2011) works as an Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology Director for the Environmental Health Institute National Environment Agency, Singapore. In this blog, he explains his journey since leaving LSHTM and advice for current students.

“I was offered an agency fellowship to train as an Epidemiologist, and I…

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Community Fundraising: What to do in times of COVID-19

In recent months, our community of fundraisers have started to think outside the box showing innovative ways to support LSHTM’s important work. They have been raising funds to support LSHTM’s mission to improve global health equity, preparing the future leaders to face unprecedented challenges like coronavirus.

Would you…

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COVID-19 Alumni Story: Muna Aden

Dr Muna A Aden (MSc Control of Infectious Diseases, 2019) works as an Infectious Disease Control Specialist with the COVID-19 Taskforce in Nairobi, Kenya. Here, she explains how she has been responding to the outbreak and the nationwide response from Kenya.

How has the COVID-19 outbreak affected your…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Katina Sommers

Katina Sommers (MSc Control of Infectious Diseases, 2016) works as a COVID-19 Emergency Response Programme Manager for Concern Worldwide. Here, she discusses how COVID-19 has affected her work and how South Sudan has been responding to the outbreak.

How has the COVID-19 outbreak affected your work?

Since…

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Volunteers needed: Collecting information on clusters of COVID-19

What settings are linked to the transmission of SARS-CoV-2?

Early on in the pandemic, a group at LSHTM realised that it would be highly important to understand where exactly transmission of SARS-CoV-2 has occurred. They did a rapid review of open access data on clusters, finding…

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