13 – 19 May 2017

A study co-led by Martin McKee revealing and ranking the quality and accessibility of healthcare around the world is widely covered. The Daily Telegraph quotes Martin: “The gap between what the UK achieves and what it would be expected to, given its level of development, is also wider than in other western European countries.”

The research is covered around the world by outlets including the Daily Mail, The Times (£), The Independent, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, Daily Mirror, Daily Star, El Mundo (Spain), The Times of India, AFP and via the Press Association to over 100 regional UK outlets.

Martin McKee is also interviewed by BBC Radio 4 You & Yours (from 32m35s) about the safety of e-cigarettes: “The real concern is their impact on the heart and the cardiovascular system. There’s now accumulating evidence that they do lead to changes in the arteries in particular, which may be hazardous in the long-term.”

Anne Hardy is a guest on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time, discussing the life of Louis Pasteur and his extraordinary contribution to public health: “Problems in hospital practice at that time was wound infections…what Pasteur had identified was that microorganisms were involved in the processes of decay and that’s what Lister clocks on to…and he begins to use antiseptic means to cleanse operating sites.”

Following the recent outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, The Sun quote both Peter Piot and David Heymann.

WIRED publish the video of Peter Piot’s talk at the WIRED Health event earlier this year, which describes HIV/AIDS as a forgotten epidemic and explains why the fight against the disease can’t yet be called a success story.

Mark Jit is quoted in The Guardian on the importance of adult vaccination and who should consider it: “One group is adults with conditions such as asthma or heart disease. They’re at higher risk of getting complications when they have diseases like flu, so they need to make sure they get their flu vaccines.”

Sally Bloomfield provides comment to Yours Magazine on the perception and practice of hygiene: “The reality is that we need to protect ourselves against infection while also restoring contact with microbes which are vital to our health.”

Jo Lines is interviewed by Healio on the history of drug-resistant malaria: “Until the mid-1980s, we were heavily reliant on chloroquine. Chloroquine is a fantastic drug, for both prevention and treatment. But once resistance developed, it spread quite quickly.”

The Guardian write on KalaCORE, an initiative set up by the School, Drugs for Neglected Diseases, MSF and Mott McDonald to tackle visceral leishmaniasis.

The School is referenced on KARE-11 (Minnesota, USA) on why mosquitoes are attracted to certain people.

BBC World Service Radio’s Health Check discuss global health governance with Chelsea Clinton and Devi Sridhar following their recent book launch held at the School.

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