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COVID-19 Response Fund

Community Fundraise to fight COVID-19

LSHTM is playing a leading role in responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Our experts are at the forefront of efforts to map the progression of the pandemic, advise governments and global health bodies, and advance the public and scientific community’s understanding of the virus. We have launched a…

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COVID-19 Volunteering Projects

The response to the current COVID-19 pandemic requires unprecedented interventions and global action. LSHTM has a long history of staff, students and alumni supporting outbreaks and emergencies and this one is no different.

In April we launched a network of volunteers, staff, students and alumni, to devote small amounts…

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Community Fundraising for LSHTM: CureME

In celebration of ME Awareness Week, we would like to thank Linda Hending for deciding to fundraise for CureME at LSHTM.

In 2016 Linda, who has ME, was feeling frustrated with the lack of research funding and support for people with ME, so she volunteered to get involved at the…

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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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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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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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Nicki Connell: MBE for Services to Emergency Nutrition Crisis Abroad

Nicki Connell (MSc Public Health Nutrition, 2008) was awarded an MBE in the 2020 New Year Honours list.  She was nominated due to her outstanding service to aid disadvantaged individuals globally. We at LSHTM would like to offer her our huge congratulations and share her story, which led to this…

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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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Thank you to all our amazing fundraisers

Whether you have an interest in baking, running, sky diving, knitting, cutting your hair off or sitting in a bathtub of baked beans, there may be something you could do to help support LSHTM’s important work. 
Help generate excitement around a challenge, or bring people together for a cause…

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