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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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Jose Luis Garcia: Volunteering in Tchad

Jose Luis Garcia studied the Professional Diploma of Tropical Nursing (PDTN), graduating in 2018. After his time at LSHTM he embarked on a volunteering experience in Tchad (Republic of Chad) for the Iluminafrica Foundation. In this post he explains his life-changing experience and tells us about his time at…

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Grace Hatton: Nominee for Tech Women 100

Grace Hatton studied for a Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene and now works as a Clinical Research Fellow and Clinical Entrepreneur at NHS England. She is the only MHS medical employee to be shortlisted for the incredible Tech Women 100 by JPMorgan Chase & Co. We asked her about…

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Alumni researchers: Investigating TB in sub-Saharan Africa

A team of researchers, led by LSHTM alumnus Benjamin Momo Kadia, are proposing to conduct the first evidence review and synthesis investigating the barriers to and enablers of uptake of and adherence to antiretroviral therapy in the context of integrated treatment for TB/HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, where the…

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Current challenges and proposed solutions to the effective implementation of the RTS, S/AS01 Malaria Vaccine Program in sub-Saharan Africa

In April 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched the world’s first malaria vaccine, the RTS, S/AS01, as part of a pilot programme in Malawi, Ghana and Kenya. The three countries have a combined target of vaccinating 360000 children (below five years of age) per year until the…

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Share your stories – write for our blog/magazine

The LSHTM alumni community is an amazing global network. You are all doing such fascinating, different things, living and working all over the world. We would love to hear from you and share your stories.

The next year is going to be a celebration of innovation. Get in touch if…

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The UK ME/CFS Biobank Christmas Appeal

The CureME team is launching the UK ME/CFS Biobank Christmas Appeal to:

Release  samples to researchers around the world, searching for the biomarkers of ME/CFS.

Ensure the long-term sustainability of the Biobank as a resource.

The team has a simple mission – to understand ME/CFS.

The UK…

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$2.1M Investment is UK’s ‘biggest ever investment into physical causes of ME/CFS’

Written by the CureME team at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The CureME team at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is delighted to announce the award of $2.1m (£1.57m) of grant funding from the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The…

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UK ME/CFS Biobank at LSHTM

Written by Klea Isufi

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), otherwise known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), causes severe and debilitating fatigue with painful muscles and joints, disordered sleep, gastric disturbances, and poor memory and concentration among other symptoms. In some cases, a viral infection, such as glandular fever, is linked to the…

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Health Risks From Wastewater and Food Contamination: What Can We Do?

Written by PhD student Prince Antwi-Agyei for the SHARE Consortium.

Have you ever wondered why people continue to use wastewater for vegetable farming and other purposes?

Wastewater can pose health risks to consumers and farmers of irrigated produce, such as diarrhoeal diseases and helminth infections. While we know there…

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