COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Lenio Capsaskis

Lenio Capsaskis (MSc Public Health in Developing Countries, 2015) is Head of Health Policy and Advocacy at Save the Children UK. In this blog, she discusses how she has been responding to COVID-19 and the impact the outbreak is having on children globally. 

How has the COVID-19…

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David Pencheon: Winner of the BMJ Outstanding Contribution to Health Award

David Pencheon (MSc Community Medicine, 1988) has been awarded The BMJ Outstanding Contribution to Health Award. He is the founder and director of the Sustainable Development Unit (SDU) for NHS England and Public Health England. He has been a world leader of efforts to tackle the climate emergency from within…

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Professor Sir Alimuddin Zumla honoured with 2020 Mahathir Science Award Winner in Tropical Medicine

Alumnus, Sir Alimuddin Zumla, Professor of Infectious Diseases and International Health at University College London; and Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician at UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, has been honoured with the prestigious 2020 Mahathir Science Award in Tropical Medicine.

The Mahathir Science Award Foundation said that Sir Alimuddin was…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Razel Nikka Hao

Razel Nikka M. Hao (MSc Health Policy Planning and Financing, 2017) works as a Lead Technical Specialist for the Office of the Undersecretary, Health Facilities and Infrastructure and Development Team. She is also the Deputy to the COVID-19 Surveillance and Quick Action Unit within the Department of Health (DOH…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Mishal Khan

LSHTM alumna and staff member, Associate Professor Mishal Khan, highlights how colonialism and xenophobia are hindering an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic globally.

How have you been responding to the COVID-19 outbreak in your work at LSHTM?

I have been engaging in a lot of work to…

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50 Years Since Graduating: Arthur Webster

Arthur Webster completed a Diploma in Bacteriology at LSHTM, graduating in 1970. He is now retired and has shared with us some stories from his time at LSHTM 50 years ago!

“I was a graduate veterinarian from the University of Queensland, and I was working in the veterinary vaccine division…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Dr Stephen Hoffmann

Dr Stephen Hoffmann is an alumnus of our class of 1979. He has previously been profiled in our alumni magazine in Autumn 2017, talking primarily about his early work fighting Typhoid Fever in Sumatra, which can be found here. This interview with Thomas Weir, Philanthropy Officer at LSHTM, aimed to…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Sathish Kumar

Sathish Kumar (MSc Infectious Diseases, 2017) works as an Infectious disease and General Physician in Dr Ramanathan Hospital, Thanjavur, India. Here, he describes how the outbreak has affected his work and how India’s response to the pandemic has changed his role.

How has the COVID-19 outbreak affected your…

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Dr Myriam Sidibe: Book Launch

Dr Myriam Sidibe (Doctorate in Public Health, 2007) is an Author and the Founder of Brands on a Mission. She is also a Research Fellow at the Mossavar Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School.

Myriam is a leading expert of brands, driving health outcomes through societal behavioural…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Dr Shafir Kassim

Dr Shafir Kassim completed a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 2018 and an MSc in Tropical Medicine and International Health in 2019. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine for Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Mangalore. In this blog piece, he discusses…

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