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 Alumni eNews July 2016

Welcome to the July 2016 issue of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Alumni eNews.


See you in Durban for AIDS 2016!

AIDS 2016 in South Africa is just around the corner and a number of notable academics and members of staff from the School will be attending, hosting events and showcasing their work. We've put together a run down of everything the School is involved in at the conference, including our alumni reception. 


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School Statement on Brexit

On 23 June the UK voted to leave the European Union. The School is committed to keeping its staff, students, alumni and friends up to date with any forthcoming news about the decision to leave the EU. Please read Professor Dame Anne Mills' statement regarding the vote and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. 

Upcoming Events

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AIDS 2016

Alumni Reception

Durban, South Africa

Date: Monday 18 July 2016

RSVP by Thursday 14 July


ASTMH 2016 Atlanta

Alumni Reception

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Date: Monday 14 November 

RSVP by Thursday 10 November 
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Vancouver, Canada

Alumni Reception 


Date: Thursday 18 November

RSVP by Monday 14 November


Past Events Gallery



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Our Dhaka Chapter had a fantastic meeting in June - one of the attendees commented it was like seeing long lost family!

See the photos

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This year's HPPF Masters cohort had a party following their last exam to celebrate the past year together.

See more



 Alumni Profiles

Alumni Profiles 

This month you can read the profiles of Boniface Francis Kalanda, Dorcas Gwata and a special video from distance learning graduate, Molly Williams (above). Molly talks about her decision to study at the School and the experience that she had. 

Email us if you would like to share your story on our blog. 


News and research from the School

Friends of MSF 
The School has recently set up the first Friends of MSF group, which aims to bring together those who are passionate about the work of Medecins Sans Frontieres and to encourage students to consider careers within the organisation after graduating. Find out more and how to get involved on our blog.
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Zika short course

There's still time to take our free online course: Preventing the Zika virus: Understanding and Controlling the Aedes Mosquito. The course has been very popular and is useful for anyone interested in zika virus vector control. Sign up today.

We have a large number of other short courses available

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Dr Stuart Paynter 

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Stuart Paynter, who studied MSc Public Health at the School in 1999. 

Stuart acheived a huge amount in his short life and we're proud to have him as an alumnus. 

You can read about Stuart's life on our blog, including sentiments from his former classmates at the School. 

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Shakespeare Hut

The site where the Keppel Street building of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical medicine stands was used for a very different purpose during the First World War - Shakespeare! To celebrate the anniversary of the opening of this unique space, the School has a number of fascinating events and installations throughout July and August.

Find out more

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Could dogs sniff out Malaria?

We know that dogs are great at sniffing out contraband items for the police, but new research being carried out by the School will be testing if dogs can be used to identify people with malaria, as previous studies have shown distinctive chemicals detectable in the breath of malaria infected individuals. Dr James Logan explains more in his blog.

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NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme alumni wanted! 

Are you an alumnus of the NHS Graduate Managment Training Scheme? The Scheme turns 60 this year and the NHS are looking for alumni to help them with research and making a documentary to mark the occasion. Find out more about their celebrations and complete their survey online

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Event - Improving care of people with NCDs in humanitarian settings

This one day symposium on 2 September will bring together speakers from academic, development and humanitarian organisations to address some of the most important issues faced when working to improve care for people with NCDs. The event is free and open to all. Sign up now

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Join a chapter!

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Join your local Alumni Chapter! 


Online alumni community

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Sign up for our online alumni community - the community has more than 2,000 members. Sign up now!




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