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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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COVID-19 Response Fund

COVID-19 Response Fund

As a response to the global outbreak, LSHTM has set up the COVID-19 Response Fund. This emergency fund enables LSHTM researchers to continue their real time response to the virus, increasing understanding of COVID-19.

Since the start of the year, LSHTM teams have mobilised to help slow the…

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Alumni Innovators: Pioneering Doctor Najeeba Al Mulla

Dr Najeeba Al Mulla was the first woman doctor in Kuwait in the 1960s, working for decades in her country’s public health sector.

Dr Al Mulla was awarded a Kuwait government scholarship to study medicine in London. She graduated in 1964 from St Mary’s School of Medicine and…

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Scorpion, Snail: Zanzibar by Adam Boggon

I knew there was a scorpion in my room. The problem was I’d lost it. The room was not large: five square metres, whitewashed walls, hard single bed, small desk, a slowly rotating fan. I saw it scuttling along the edge of my bedspread. I grabbed a metal bowl…

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