All posts tagged public health

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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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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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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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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Alumni Report: Advancing genetic analysis of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in Africa

Anne Stevenson, Health Policy, Planning, and Financing (HPPF) alumna (2007) and Program Director of the Neuropsychiatric Genetics of African Populations-Psychosis project, talks about the study that she is helping lead at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health & Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

Brain disorders…

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