Alumni Report: Starting the Global Health Society North East

MSc Medical Entomology for Disease Control alumnus, Eliot Hurn is a Foundation Year 2 Doctor at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. Eliot is also Director of Volunteers and Medisense and Founder of Global Health Society North East, a health care professional society aimed at increasing knowledge and building…

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A reflection on attending the 2018 Women Leaders in Global Health Conference: Lauren Wedekind

MSc Public Health (2017) alumna, Lauren Wedekind spoke to us about her experience of attending the 2nd Women Leaders in Global Health Conference hosted by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Lauren chose to study at LSHTM in the academic year 2016/17 as she wanted to learn…

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Emeritus Professor at the Universiti Putra Malaysia: Dr Farida F Jamal

MSc Medical Microbiology alumnus (1976), Dr Farida F Jamal spoke to us about studying at LSHTM and her career in academic and clinical microbiology at the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Malaysia and Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Farida decided to study for MSc in Medical Microbiology at LSHTM in 1975…

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Congratulations to Fergus McBean awarded 2018 Civil Service Use of Evidence Award

MSc Public Health: Health Services Management alumnus (2011), Fergus McBean has won the prestigious 2018 Civil Service Use of Evidence Award.

The Civil Service Awards, supported by EY, are a highly respected and prestigious cross-government programme to recognise and celebrate the wealth of inspirational individuals and innovative projects within…

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Global Mental Health Alumni Jamboree 2018

Written by Oda Karlsen, MSc Global Mental Health student

Friday 26th October current MSc students, alumni and staff gathered for the annual Global Mental Health Jamboree at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The Rose Room was crowded with cheerful people, enjoying refreshments, nibbles and Global Mental Health bingo…

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Dr Takeshi Kasai nominated WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific

MSc Public Health for Developing Countries alumnus (1996), Dr Takeshi Kasai has been nominated as the WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific.

Dr Kasai has worked in public health for over 28 years with much of his experience focusing on tackling emerging infectious diseases locally, globally and nationally. He…

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Obituary: Professor Prakash Sarvotham Shetty FRCP

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Prakash Shetty, our former teacher, colleague and friend who was appointed Chair in Human Nutrition at LSHTM in 1993 and was Head of the Public Health Nutrition Unit from 1993 to 2001.

Prakash was trained as a medical doctor…

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MSc Clinical Tropical Medicine Class of 1977/78: Reunion 2018

Jorge Guerra, Emiliano Rivas, Liz Adamson and Seda Boghossian are hoping to contact the rest of the MSc Clinical Tropical Medicine 1977/78 class with a view to arranging a 40-year reunion in London in 2018.

If anyone has any information that would help us get in touch with…

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Obituary: Dr Shunichi Araki

Expert in occupational medicine and public health. Born in Yokohama, Japan, on March 8, 1942. Died of ischemic heart disease in Tokyo, Japan, on August 1, 2018, at age 76.

Dr. Shunichi Araki began his career as an internal physician after graduating from the Faculty of Medicine at The University…

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Ak’ingabe Guyon wins 2018 Public Health Physicians of Canada President’s Award

MSc in Communicable Disease Epidemiology alumnus (1999), Ak’ingabe Guyon has won the 2018 Public Health Physicians of Canada President’s award.

Public Health Physicians of Canada (PHPC) established its President’s Award to recognize PHPC members who have made an outstanding contribution to the society. Ak’ingabe received this…

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