All posts in COVID-19

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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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 Infectious Diseases by Distance Learning, 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…

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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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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, 1993) 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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