All posts tagged volunteering

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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Volunteering Opportunities

Many current students are wondering if they are able to get involved in work relating to COVID-19, either as something voluntary alongside the remainder of their studies or after completing their programmes. Some students are interrupting their studies for a number of reasons, surrounding the novel coronavirus outbreak: some…

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Virtual Career Talks

We are always keen to connect current students with our alumni and would like to start running lunchtime online talks. We plan to run these virtual talks from 1-1.45 pm UK time (British Summer Time at the moment).

They would typically consist of a brief talk by alumni…

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Jose Luis Garcia: Volunteering in Tchad

Jose Luis Garcia studied the Professional Diploma of Tropical Nursing (PDTN), graduating in 2018. After his time at LSHTM he embarked on a volunteering experience in Tchad (Republic of Chad) for the Iluminafrica Foundation. In this post he explains his life-changing experience and tells us about his time at…

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Thank you to all our amazing fundraisers

Whether you have an interest in baking, running, sky diving, knitting, cutting your hair off or sitting in a bathtub of baked beans, there may be something you could do to help support LSHTM’s important work. 
Help generate excitement around a challenge, or bring people together for a cause…

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GP and Australian Doctors International Volunteer: Dr Ian Hunter

Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene alumnus (2004), Dr Ian Hunter is a semi-retired GP currently doing itinerant rural GP locum work and volunteering at Australian Doctors International (ADI). Ian told us about his experience of studying at the School, and why he chose to volunteer with Australian Doctors…

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Paul Mee runs 2017 London Marathon for Stephen Lawn Memorial Fund

 

Epidemiologist and Data Scientist Dr Paul Mee ran the 2017 London Marathon and raised over £2000 for the Stephen Lawn Memorial Fund.

Paul, a Research Fellow at LSHTM, attended the Stephen Lawn Memorial Lecture at the School on 13 March 2017. The lecture was organised to honour the life…

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Help Madina – how Sierra Leone changed my life

Gloucestershire GP Dr Veronica Sawicki, Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 2010, shares her ongoing volunteer experience as co-founder of charity Help Madina (www.helpmadina.org.uk) in Sierra Leone.
Together with so many people, I care passionately about improving health care inequalities in the world.
I did my…

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Ride for Ashanti: How we made it!

Alumni Ana-Maria Valinho and Nádia Correia, both Diploma in Tropical Nursing 2012, recently cycled 2,198 kilometres (1,366 miles) from London to Lisbon to raise funds for the British non-governmental organisation Foundation Human Nature. Ana-Maria reflects on their autumn 2014 journey below, which raised £6…

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Ebola in West Africa: volunteer registration

In light of the urgent need to recruit qualified staff to assist with the current Ebola crisis in West Africa, the School has created a volunteer response register for interested School staff, students and alumni. The Ebola response register is designed to assist our partners in the field to identify…

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