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EmpowerHack Health LDN: building e-health solutions for a mobile population.

By Charlotte Seeley-Musgrave (MSc Public Health) and Isha Berry (MSc Epidemiology).

EmpowerHack is a diverse community that aims to build sustainable humanitarian technologies for women and girls in crisis.

Read about how it all started in the first post: EmpowerHack: an inclusive humanitarian crises tech with a focus on…

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Summer Project Tips

Sarah Borg, MSc Public Health (Health Promotion stream), shares her helpful advice for completing a Master’s summer project at the School:

Set an early date for your first draft

My supervisor told me early on she wanted my draft about a month before the due date. I work best…

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Summer project: safe sex messages in films

By Sarah Borg, MSc Public Health (Health Promotion stream)

My summer project entitled, Portrayal of contraceptive use and consequences of sex in sex scenes: an analysis of recent films popular with young people utilising mixed methods, looks at the safe sex messages in films and how this can influence the…

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Vaccine reminder bracelets: Lauren Braun’s story

By Lauren Braun (MSc Public Health, Health Economics stream).

Each year around the world 4 million children die before age 5, and 1 out of 5 of those children dies of disease that could have been prevented if they had been vaccinated on time. As part of my undergraduate Global…

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My top five reasons for studying at the School

By Sarah Borg, MSc Public Health

I moved to London from Adelaide, Australia in September 2014 to undertake a one-year full time Masters of Public Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Prior to this I completed a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree at…

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The paradox of time… (in University)

By Jillian Kowalchuk, MSc Public Health (Distance Learning). Jillian recently completed her blended learning option, which allows PG Diploma and MSc distance learning students the opportunity to study up to two modules at the School in place of distance learning modules.

As you may have already guessed my timeline is…

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Choosing your Public Health Stream

MSc Public Health student Felicity Nahataba shares her advice for choosing a stream for the course during the first term at the School:

This I must say is not as easy as it looks. All the streams are just as important with a wealth of new knowledge and skills. I…

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This glass is half-full

Visas and tickets, classmates turned friends, winter now springtime, exams and projects. Wait!!! Exams and projects??? But of course. One more term and we’ll be on the last lap. One of our lecturers had aptly predicted the total conversion of what she termed “any remaining hard core, unflinching clinicians…

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Choosing the London School

I first learned about the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine a few years ago. Though I was pretty much fresh out of undergrad, I was intrigued by the historic institution in the beautiful art deco building. On first read, the School’s ornate name quickly stuck in my…

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Part Five: When It’s Over

*This is the last part of a 5-part mini series on my experience of completing a Summer Project for an MSc in Public Health at the LSHTM (General Stream).

When It’s Over
111 pharmacies visited, 8 elephants, 10 Thai massages, 22 noodle soups, 15 Pad Thai’s, 5…

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