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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. 
Helping generate excitement around a challenge, or bringing people together for a cause…

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How good are your #LSHTMemories?

We’re celebrating LSHTM’s 120th Anniversary throughout the 2019/20 academic year with a series of 120 events around the world, with blog posts about healthcare innovations here at the School and by our alumni globally, and with a special edition of your annual Alumni News magazine.

In the…

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Help Madina – how Sierra Leone changed my life

Gloucestershire GP Dr Veronica Sawicki, Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 2010, shares her ongoing volunteer experience as co-founder of charity Help Madina (www.helpmadina.org.uk) in Sierra Leone.
Together with so many people, I care passionately about improving health care inequalities in the world.
I did my…

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Ride for Ashanti: How we made it!

Alumni Ana-Maria Valinho and Nádia Correia, both Diploma in Tropical Nursing 2012, recently cycled 2,198 kilometres (1,366 miles) from London to Lisbon to raise funds for the British non-governmental organisation Foundation Human Nature. Ana-Maria reflects on their autumn 2014 journey below, which raised £6…

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Tessa Jean-Pierre leads Haiti’s first AIDS walk

Congratulations to London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine alumnus Tessa Jean-Pierre for her role in organising Haiti’s first AIDS walk held earlier this month in Port au Prince for World AIDS Day.
Coordinated by Caris Foundation International, the walk was led and organised by Program Manager OVC…

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Ebola in West Africa: volunteer registration

In light of the urgent need to recruit qualified staff to assist with the current Ebola crisis in West Africa, the School has created a volunteer response register for interested School staff, students and alumni. The Ebola response register is designed to assist our partners in the field to identify…

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