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 Alumni Stories: Janet Omondi

Janet Omondi (Msc Public Health, 2017) is a Trustee for Riana Development Network (RDN) which is a UK based charity that works directly with BAME young people in the UK and overseas. In this blog piece, she discusses how COVID-19 has affected her work and how Kenya’s response…

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Life in Lockdown

During the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals all around the world have found themselves in ‘lockdown’. In many cases this has meant only leaving your home for essential reasons, following social distancing rules and only socialising with members of your household.

2020 has brought many changes to our lives, with virtual…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Mahoko Kamatsuchi

Mahoko Kamatsuchi (Doctorate in Public Health, 2016) works as a Senior Health Specialist and Task Team Leader for the World Bank. Here, she talks about how her role has been involved in COVID-19 preparations since early February and the challenges that the Central African Republic (CAR) are facing.

How…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Dr Blair Bigham

Dr Blair Bigham (Diploma of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 2018) works a Resident Emergency Doctor. Here, he discusses what it has been like to work within a hospital during this pandemic and how important providing accurate information has been for Canada.  

How has the COVID-19 outbreak affected your work…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Dr Mininim Oseji

Dr. Mininim Oseji has completed four LSHTM courses, with the most recent being the Diploma in Health Systems Management in 2007. She currently balances two roles; Permanent Secretary for Delta State Ministry of Health (SMOH), Asaba and National President of the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (MWAN). Here, we…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Dr Ebere Okereke

Dr Ebere Okereke is a Consultant in Global Public Health and Communicable Disease Control and Lead for Public Health England’s Official Development Assistance – funded  International Health Regulation Strengthening Project. She is a graduate of the LSHTM Global Health Executive Leadership Programme, which she attended in 2017/2018. She describes…

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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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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Alison Coulter

Alison Coulter (MSc Public Health, 2004) is the Director of Health Services for Thrive Worldwide. In this post she talks about what her organisation is doing to help people’s well-being during these uncertain times and how her work has changed throughout the pandemic.

How has the COVID-19…

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