The prize for the best dissertation in the 2010-11 MPH course was awarded to Dr Ali Latif (Quality indicators for colorectal cancer). Dr Claire Bayntun's (How can health system strengthening contribute to disaster management? A systematic review and qualitative analysis of the literature) and Dr Richard Pinder's dissertations were highly commended (Staff perceptions of care quality: A useful health care performance indicator?).
Staff from the WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Education and Training and twenty students from the Master of Public Health course at Imperial visited multiple UN and humanitarian agencies during their recent trip to Geneva, Switzerland. Over a three day period the group visited Médecins Sans Frontières, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UN, WHO and Global Fund. Two students – Praise Izinyon and Rachael Williams – presented their mini-projects at the WHO followed by an excellent discussion with Blerta Maliqi, a technical officer for Family, Women’s and Children’s health.