3 – 10 July 2017

Prince Harry unites global HIV/AIDS leaders during a visit to the School. His Royal Highness joined Peter Piot and Sentebale Chief Executive Officer Catherine Ferrier, along with other key global health figures, to hear first-hand why youth in the region are failing to test for HIV and access the relevant follow-up care and treatment. The visit was covered by UK national outlets including: ITV News, Daily Mail, Evening Standard, Metro, Daily Express, PinkNews, Yahoo, MSN and via the Press Association to over 250 regional outlets. International coverage included Thomson Reuters, People magazine, TVNZ (New Zealand), All4Women (South Africa) and Toggle (Singapore) and broadcast via CBS News (USA) and Sunrise breakfast TV programme – Twitter clip (Australia).

Peter Piot talks to BBC World Service’s flagship programme Newsday (from 45m15s): “We must first listen to young people, how they see things, what their needs are and they often come up with the solutions.” The youth advocates who presented at the roundtable talk to BBC World Service’s Focus on Africa programme (from 18m10s).

Richard Stabler provides comment to BBC News on a report published by the WHO that shows gonorrhoea’s resistance to antibiotics is widespread: “We are now at a point where we are using the drugs of last resort, but there are worrying signs as treatment failure due to resistant strains has been documented.” Richard’s comments were also published by BBC Mundo, Tech Times, NetDoctor and International Business Times (AU). Following the report, Brendan Wren is interviewed by BBC News at One on the problems that antimicrobial resistance poses.

Jo Lines speaks to BBC News and BBC World Service Radio’s Newsday programme about how ‘extreme’ gardening could be a powerful tool to tackle malaria alongside other malaria prevention strategies. “It appears to show that by changing the landscape, not using insecticides or drugs, we can make a difference.”

El País (Spain) references the results from the 2016 Vaccine Confidence Project led by Heidi Larson that reports on the introduction of 11 mandatory vaccines by the French government.

Ahead of the G20 summit Peter Piot calls for action to tackle drug-resistant TB in an op-ed for Undark magazine: “The G20 has a key opportunity to agree on a mechanism to develop new antibiotics to tackle drug-resistant infections.”

James Logan is interviewed by Vogue magazine about a new study that will investigate the genetic basis of mosquito attraction. James explains: “Female mosquitos have carbon dioxide receptors, which they use to tell where carbon dioxide is coming from and how close they are to it.”

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