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Win a scholarship to study an MSc in public health at the London School of Hygiene

and Tropical Medicine

London scholarships for health in Madagascar (LUSH) has teamed up with the world famous London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to find top Malagasy doctors, scientists and health professionals to study an MSc in Public Health at the school in London, to help transform Madagascar’s public health systems and policy over the long term.

LUSH hopes to offer up to six scholarships a year for the next ten years either to study for one year in London or to study for two years or more using long distance learning via the internet.

If you are a highly motivated, ambitious Malagasy health professional with excellent qualifications and dedicated to your country and want to study and train for 1 year at the University of London and wish to return immediately to make a real difference then this may be the scheme for you.

To win a scholarship from Lush you will need to have a good science or medical degree from a reputable university, a high level of written and spoken English and want to do what it takes to pass an IELTS or TOEFL English language test.

You will also need to have at least two years of work experience as a doctor, scientist, statistician, health administrator or health professional.

LSHTM, part of London university, is Europe’s leading research and postgraduate teaching institute in tropical medicine, with notable expertise on malaria, TB and HIV. Among many achievements it discovered the link between smoking and lung cancer, proved the efficacy of insecticide treated bed nets for combating malaria and has helped to sharply reduce trachoma. It is particularly keen to develop long-term, sustainable changes to Madagascar’s health system and assist in its efforts to tackle major tropical diseases.

LSHTM is Europe’s largest postgraduate school of public health and a centre of collaboration where health professionals, students, researchers and laboratory technicians meet to tackle life and death issues. It offers Phds, Mphils, and DrPH, 16 MSc degrees in Public Health in London as well as several MSc courses via distance learning. It attracts over 550 students each year to London.

The School has carried out breakthrough research on AIDS, malaria and many other tropical diseases and is currently working on an anti-malaria vaccine and is particularly concerned at the sharp increase of tuberculosis in many countries, including Madagascar. It is attempting to develop a more efficient regime for tackling this growing problem.

LSHTM has big health and research programmes in India and several African countries, and is looking to provide the long term view that is sometimes ignored in international aid funding.

Candidates applying to LUSH for a scholarship must then go on to apply to LSHTM’s admission department. They must be outstanding and must meet the School’s tough but flexible criteria. They must speak English, be highly committed to making a difference in the field of public health on their return to Madagascar and will be selected by the School.

Further information about the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, its research, courses and major world achievements can be found at