Luke Kane: Virtual Doctors Volunteering

Dr Luke Kane (Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2014) works as a General Practitioner for the National Health Service and volunteers with Virtual Doctors. In this blog piece he discusses how COVID-19 has affected his work, how he volunteers with Virtual Doctors and how you can get involved…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Mushtaque Chowdhury

Mushtaque Chowdhury (LSHTM PhD, 1986) is the founding Dean James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University and Professor of Population & Family Health, Columbia University. He currently lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh and has been writing articles on how Bangladesh is dealing with COVID-19. Within this blog piece…

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Alumni Innovators: Vanessa Kerry

Dr Kerry graduated with MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing in 2005. She is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive for Seed Global Health. She tells us about how she uses innovation in her work and how innovation can solve global health challenges.

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Urvashi Prasad

Urvashi Prasad (MSc Public Health in Developing Countries, 2014) currently works as a Public Policy Specialist at the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog), Government of India. In this COVID-19 alumni stories post we ask her how she has been responding to the pandemic, how it has affected…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Bukar Zarami

Bukar Zarami, MSc Tropical Medicine and International Health (TMIH) 2012, works as a State Team Lead at Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in Nigeria. In this latest COVID-19 alumni stories post, he discusses how his role has changed since the outbreak and what a day in his life currently…

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Alumni Innovators: Bismarck Dinko

Dr Dinko completed his PhD with LSHTM in 2013. He now works as a Senior Lecturer for Parasite Biology and Immunity at the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ghana. Here, he describes how he uses innovation in his work…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Francesca Viliani

Francesca Viliani studied MSc Public Health in Developing Countries at LSHTM in 2005. She now works as the Director of Public Health and co-head of Sustainability at International SOS. In this post she describes her work promoting the wellbeing of employees and their families at these uncertain times. She…

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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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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Experience of the first six weeks in Iraq

Dr Omran S Habib, MSc Community Health in Developing Countries (1981) and PhD (1985), discusses Iraq’s first six weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak. He describes how the pandemic has affected his work, how LSHTM’s training has aided him and along with other researchers, explains the control strategies…

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Alumni Innovators: Patricia Mechael

Patricia Mechael completed a PhD at LSHTM in 2006 on health-related uses of mobile phones in Egypt. In our latest innovation web-series, she describes what innovation means to her and how she uses it in her work…

Why did you decide to study at LSHTM?

In 2000, when…

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