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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health, with over 4000 students and more than 1000 staff working in over 100 countries across the world.

We offer many further study options related to what you have learnt and discussed over the duration of this course. Details of MSc, research degree, and short course programmes delivered both face-to-face and via distance learning can be found on the school’s website.

Learn more about Disease Outbreaks in LMICs

Disease outbreaks continue to be a major contributor to global ill-health, particularly in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). As we have seen throughout the course, there is no shortage of disease outbreaks in LMICs, and when an outbreak is undetected and a response is not triggered rapidly and effectively, the human cost can be high. We’ve seen infectious disease outbreaks throughout history, and they are not going away.

However, we can better prepare for and respond to outbreaks to more effectively prevent and reduce their impact for better global health in the future. Many staff and students from across the school are actively engaged in disease outbreak research.

For more information, please visit the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team website or the Health in Humanitarian Crises website. For enquiries about the UK-PHRST Reservist Cadre please contact You may also be interested in our course on Health in Humanitarian Crises or signing up for LSHTM’s quarterly newsletter.

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