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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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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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