Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine welcomes HRH Princess Royal to Commemorate its 125th Anniversary with Dr. Emma Orefuwa as a Keynote Speaker.

On 15 November 2023, Dr. Emma Orefuwa attended the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicines’ 125th anniversary gala dinner as a representative of PAMCA, one of the school’s longstanding partners. This special event provided an opportunity for guests to hear more about LSTM’s outstanding achievements in global health, and the impact of its work in partnership with some of the most disadvantaged communities in the world. 

The evening included an address from HRH The Princess Royal, a televised message from Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-general of the World Health Organization, highlights of LSTM’s journey and ambitions for the future from Professor Lalloo and keynote speeches from the co-founder of Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) Dr Emma Orefuwa and Professor Henry Mwandumba, Director of the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome programme. 


Dr Orefuwa’s speech highlighted the mutual benefits of PAMCA working with LSTM in a number of capacity strengthening initiatives and reflected on the need for a paradigm shift in global health endeavours between the global north and south as part of a ‘new public health order’.  She also called upon the school to tap into the talents of the diaspora, many of whom retain strong links with the school both in the UK and abroad. The anniversary event brought together global health leaders and world-class researchers, discussing the vital role of collaboration and equitable partnerships in enabling LSTM’s ambitious new strategy, and our vision for supporting healthy lives around the world for the next 125 years. 


HRH recognised the importance of organisations such as PAMCA during her closing remarks and encouraged the school to expand on such partnerships. Guests also enjoyed a musical performance from Nazeem, an award-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist and founding director of Dole Ndawi NGO in The Gambia.  


News Credit: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine 

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