Studying epidemiology and medical statistics in The Gambia

Abubakar Shaaban Hoza, a Medical Microbiologist and Senior Lecturer at Sokoine, University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania tells us about his experience studying the “Introductory Course in Epidemiology & Medical Statistics” in The Gambia.

My Job as a Medical Microbiologist and academician requires a combination of microbiological knowledge and both quantitative…

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Pressure, pandemic and people: the first year of my PhD

Els Roding, from the Netherlands, has recently completed the first year of her PhD in LSHTM’s Faculty of Public Health & Policy. In this interview, Els tells us about her research and shares advice for other students undertaking PhD study.

Hi Els, thanks for joining us. To start with…

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COVID-19 Student Story: Ledor Igboh

Ledor Igboh, who began her MPhil/PhD with LSHTM’s Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in January 2020, is an epidemiologist in the Influenza Division at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. In this interview, Ledor explains how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted…

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COVID-19 Student Story: Sadaf Lynes

Sadaf Lynes, currently studying the MSc Public Health by distance learning at LSHTM, is the Senior Advisor to the CEO of the Saudi Center for Disease Prevention and Control in Saudi Arabia. In this interview, Sadaf explains how the COVID-19 has impacted her work.

How has the COVID-19…

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US Peace Corps Volunteers at LSHTM

Every year at LSHTM, a number of former US Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV) join us as students on our master’s programmes.

In this interview, we speak with five of our current students – Isaac Devoid & Emma Sutter (MSc Public Health), Curtis Rodgers & Charles LeNeave (MSc Control of Infectious…

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Introducing LSHTM

A guide for new and prospective students introducing the history, buildings and structure of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

A brief history

Our School was founded in 1899, originally as the London School of Tropical Medicine, by Sir Patrick Manson. Manson was a physician who had…

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Post PhD reflections

Abda Mahmood looks back on the four years of her PhD, which involved working on a large clinical trial in patients who had suffered brain trauma. Abda reflects on her academic and personal development, and recalls the moment she finally printed out her completed thesis.

I handed in my…

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Self-isolating

Self-isolating in a shared space: a quick guide

Let’s face it – the closet introvert in all of us probably quite likes the sound of a bit of self-isolating. You get to hide away in your room, get food delivered to you and not have to make any social plans.

But with so many of our students…

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Research Project Diaries: “This experience has helped me become a more well-rounded researcher”

Kevin Martin, MSc Tropical Medicine & International Health alumnus, writes about his summer research project in Zimbabwe, which focused on identifying the barriers young people in the country face in accessing sexual health care. He explains the political issues at play, the barriers to healthcare access, and his hopes for…

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Research Project Diaries: “Conducting research in Uganda gave me hands-on experience and an in-depth understanding of evaluative strategies in STI global indicators”

Lauren, an MSc Control of Infectious Diseases alumna, took on a research project with LSHTM’s STIRIG (Sexually Transmitted Infections Research Interest Group) at the MRC/UVRI & LSTHM Uganda Research Unit, focusing on evaluating syphilis control and surveillance programming. Lauren took part in primary data collection, where she gained…

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