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Alumni needed: Be part of our pioneering Pentacell Project

We are looking for Public Health alumni to undertake paid roles facilitating small groups of incoming students as part of the new LSHTM Pentacell Project.

The LSHTM Pentacell Project is an intervention designed to develop a sense of belonging among MSc students in Public Health studying remotely, to promote student…

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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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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 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: 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: 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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Challenges in Global Health: The Complex Art of Leadership

Working in the field of global health can be challenging, as LSHTM alumni are well positioned to know. The complex nature of health ecosystems, cultural boundaries, socioeconomic context, changing landscapes and imbalanced power relationships are a few of the many daunting hurdles leaders within the global health community encounter as…

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Alumnus Professor Rakesh Aggarwal appointed Director of JIPMER

On 1 January 2019, MSc Epidemiology alumnus Professor Rakesh Aggarwal MBBS MD DM was appointed the new Director of Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), based in Puducherry, Southern India.

Professor Aggarwal is widely known for his work with Gastrointestinal and Liver diseases, in particular Viral Hepatitis…

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Future WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific: Dr Takeshi Kasai

Public Health in Developing Countries (1999), Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTMH) (1997) alumnus, Takeshi Kasai told us about being nominated to be the next Regional Director for the Western Pacific, based in Manila, Philippines. WHO’s Western Pacific Region includes 37 countries and areas, stretching from Mongolia and…

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A reflection on attending the 2018 Women Leaders in Global Health Conference: Dr Evelyn Kusi

Dr Evelyn Kusi is an MSc Public Health (2017) alumna, and medical doctor and researcher at the Charité (University Clinic Berlin). Evelyn spoke to us about her experience of attending the 2nd Women Leaders in Global Health Conference (WLGH) hosted by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Evelyn…

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