All posts by Elizabeth Dearnley

28 November-5th December 2019

Peter Piot discusses what it will take to tackle the challenges in the next stage of ending the HIV and AIDS epidemic by 2030 in The Conversation’s Pasha podcast. Peter said: “One of the lessons is to listen more carefully to people – what their context is, their circumstances and…

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14-27 November 2019

Harriet Forbes speaks to the Times (£) about her work indicating an increased risk of dementia diagnosis in the months following partner bereavement. Harriet said: “We think simply that it may be that your partner has been covering for you… After their death perhaps you will also be in contact with…

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10-30 October 2019

LSHTM’s CRASH-3 trial received widespread global coverage, with the study’s findings that tranexamic acid could reduce deaths from traumatic brain injury featuring in over 600 outlets worldwide, including BBC Radio 4’s Today programme (at 53:30), the Guardian, The Times (£), The Indian Express and News 24…

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3-9 October 2019

LSHTM’s launch of NEST360 is the subject of six BBC interviews, including Newsday and Focus on Africa, and a Telegraph story. Speaking to the Telegraph, Joy Lawn said: “most devices are not built and designed for work in Africa… This approach is exciting because we’re moving beyond the…

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19 September-2 October 2019

LSHTM’s decision to add the names of Florence Nightingale, Alice Ball and Marie Sklodowska-Curie to our Keppel Street frieze – and our video announcing this – appeared on Canadian television, featuring on breakfast show Your Morning.

Jeremy Brown and Ian Douglas’s study suggesting that younger children in the UK…

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12-18 September 2019

Peter Piot describes being part of the team discovering Ebola in 1976 to the Telegraph, and discusses his biggest global health concerns over 40 years later. Peter said: “We obviously did not know there was Ebola in the samples from Zaire. Looking back, probably the most dangerous moments were working…

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5-11 September 2019

The additions of Florence Nightingale, Alice Ball and Marie Sklodowska-Curie to the frieze of our Keppel Street building are the subject of an exclusive feature in the Telegraph (£). Peter Piot said: ““It’s a statement and it’s about the future as much as it’s about the past…

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29 August-4 September 2019

Stephen Evans provides expert comment for the BBC on a Lancet study suggesting an increased breast cancer risk for women using MHT. Stephen said: “This is a ‘tour de force’ in what has been done and the way it has been done – the findings cannot be dismissed.”

Stephen’s views…

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22-28 August 2019

Peter Piot speaks to the Financial Times (£) in response to the debate over Ebola vaccination strategies in the DRC. Peter said: “Because there is a limited supply, we have to make sure that every vaccine is used in the best possible way.”

Peter has also been quoted in the Daily…

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15-21 August 2019

Heidi Larson speaks to the Guardian about the importance of restoring vaccine confidence, as Public Health England warns that 1 in 7 five-year-olds may not be up to date with their MMR immunisation and the Prime Minister pledges to combat misinformation spread online. Heidi said: “With more than…

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