Our experts in the media on the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC):
Hilary Bower, member of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team, takes part in a Q&A with Devex on the Team’s deployment to DRC: “We’re really there to support those people who fight this disease every time, and to give them this surge of moral and technical support to manage it.”
Chrissy Roberts writes for Thomson Reuters about the work of the LSHTM Open Research Kit group to improve data collection in global health and how the team are supporting the Ebola vaccination program in DRC: “Our work demonstrates that doctors can be of as much help behind a computer as inside a HAZMAT suit.”
Jimmy Whitworth is quoted by Al Jazeera on the response to the current Ebola outbreak in DRC and this response compares to previous outbreaks: “The national authorities are well set up to deal with the situation, thanks in large part to its past experiences.”
Martin McKee provides comment to the Associated Press on the outcome of the World Health Organization’s Commission on Non-communicable Diseases, which failed to reach an agreement on sugar taxes: “It would be very disappointing if this issue remained unresolved in its next report.” The article generates coverage in over 400 outlets across the US, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, PBS Newshour and CNBC.