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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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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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Marie-Laure Frelut

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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Alumnus Professor Rakesh Aggarwal appointed Director of JIPMER

On 1 January 2019, MSc Epidemiology alumnus Professor Rakesh Aggarwal MBBS MD DM was appointed the new Director of Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), based in Puducherry, Southern India.

Professor Aggarwal is widely known for his work with Gastrointestinal and Liver diseases, in particular Viral Hepatitis…

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Director of Program Evidence, Measurement & Evaluation at the END Fund: Claire Chaumont

MSc Health Policy Planning and Financing (2011) alumna, Claire Chaumont tells us about studying at LSHTM and how her training at the school has been useful at key points in her professional life, including in her new job as Director of Program Evidence, Measurement & Evaluation at the END Fund…

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Future WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific: Dr Takeshi Kasai

Public Health in Developing Countries (1999), Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTMH) (1997) alumnus, Takeshi Kasai told us about being nominated to be the next Regional Director for the Western Pacific, based in Manila, Philippines. WHO’s Western Pacific Region includes 37 countries and areas, stretching from Mongolia and…

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A reflection on attending the 2018 Women Leaders in Global Health Conference: Dr Evelyn Kusi

Dr Evelyn Kusi is an MSc Public Health (2017) alumna, and medical doctor and researcher at the Charité (University Clinic Berlin). Evelyn spoke to us about her experience of attending the 2nd Women Leaders in Global Health Conference (WLGH) hosted by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Evelyn…

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A reflection on attending the 2018 Women Leaders in Global Health Conference: Lauren Wedekind

MSc Public Health (2017) alumna, Lauren Wedekind spoke to us about her experience of attending the 2nd Women Leaders in Global Health Conference hosted by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Lauren chose to study at LSHTM in the academic year 2016/17 as she wanted to learn…

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