Tag Archives: Ebola

LSHTM in the time of Ebola: reflections from the Ebola Student Response

MSc Public Health in Developing Countries student Rachel Thompson explains how the Ebola Student Response, set up by students at the School, has supported the work of the School and the World Health Organization during the Ebola outbreak in West … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

The Ebola Student Response

MSc Control of Infectious Diseases student Remy Hoek Spaans describes how coming to the School at the time of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa inspired her to set up an Ebola Student Response: I remember the first week of … Continue reading

Dr Matshidiso Moeti appointed Regional Director for Africa by WHO

Congratulations to School alumnus Dr Matshidiso Moeti, MSc in Community Health for Developing Countries 1986, who was appointed Regional Director for Africa by the World Health Organization (WHO) for a five-year term. She brings over 35 years of national and international public … Continue reading

A few highlighted items from the LSHTM HIV/AIDS archive collections

As the HIV/AIDS archive cataloguing project enters it’s final month, I thought I should reflect on a few of the records that have caught my attention over the past 17 months. This is not a definitive list and regret that … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Missing: confidence in Liberia’s health system

by Margaret E. Kruk, Associate Professor, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health “Fear of Ebola breeds a terror of physicians” proclaimed an article in the New York Times recently, observing that sick people in rural areas were more comfortable … Continue reading