All posts tagged coronavirus

COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Arindam Mitra

Arindam Mitra (MSc Immunology of Infectious Diseases, 2019) is Head of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMP) Production at NIHR BRC Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. In this blog piece, he explains how COVID-19 has affected his work and how the UK government’s response has presented…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Melvin Sanicas

Physician-scientist, Melvin Sanicas (MSc in Infectious Diseases, 2015), Medical Director at Takeda, talks about the importance of science communication and facts-based information within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As we have all witnessed, every aspect of modern life has been dramatically disrupted by COVID-19, including…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Dr Luunga Ziko

Dr Luunga Ziko (Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 2019) works as an Registrar in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia. Here, he explains how COVID-19 has taken over his work.

How has the COVID-19 outbreak affected your work?

My work…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Liliana Candida Dengo-Baloi

Liliana Candida Dengo-Baloi (MSc Control of Infectious Diseases, 2019) works as Head of Central Office for Surveillance and Outbreak Investigation, for the National Health Institute Mozambique. In this blog piece, she describes how Mozambique has been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and her role in the surveillance of…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Nurul Maretia Rahmayanti

Nurul Maretia Rahmayanti (MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing, 2019) works as a Health Financing and Policy Specialist at The National Team for The Acceleration of Poverty Reduction, Office of Vice President, Government of Indonesia. Here, she explains how her role has changed since COVID-19 and how she…

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COVID-19 Alumni Story: Shweta Jindal

Shweta Jindal (MSc Public Health for Development, 2018) describes her experience helping vulnerable families through lockdown in India. 

“As an LSHTM alumna, I feel a sense of great pride but at the same time responsibility in being capable of contributing constructively towards COVID-19 relief efforts. I am a…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Christopher da Costa

Christopher da Costa (MSc Clinical Tropical Medicine, 1986 and PhD, 1991) will be joining the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovations (CEPI) as a Vaccine Development Project Leader next month. He currently works as a consultant to a variety of US biotechnology companies and to the US Food and Drug…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Amira Shaheen

Amira Shaheen (Epidemiology and Population Health, PhD 2009) works as an Assistant Professor in Epidemiology at An-Najah National University, Palestine. Here, she discusses her role within the National Epidemiological Committee helping to decide preventative measures in Palestine. She also describes Palestine’s response to the pandemic.

How has the…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Anis Kazi

Anis Kazi (MSc Public Health, 2012) works within the Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO) World Health Organization (WHO) as an Information and Planning Consultant for the Health Emergencies Program. He shares what his role in Emergency Response has been like since the start of COVID-19.

How has the COVID…

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COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Hana Rohan

Dr Hana Rohan is Assistant Professor in Social Science at LSHTM and a member of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team. She completed her PhD at LSHTM in 2010 and is now supporting the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) in responding to the COVID-19…

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