All posts by LSHTM Communications Team

28 February – 6 March 2015

Peter Piot co-authors a piece for The Guardian with president of the International Rescue Committee, David Miliband, about the need to involve local communities in responding to epidemics from the outset: “It’s now time to apply these lessons to the challenges of 2015 and beyond. That means turning…

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21 – 27 February 2015

David Conway comments in the Daily Mirror on research which has detected resistance to the malaria drug artemisinin on the Myanmar-India border: “It’s hugely worrying, both for people in southeast Asia and the rest of the world. Should these [drugs] fail today, there’s nothing waiting in the…

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14 – 20 February 2015

Cathy Zimmerman speaks to Thomson Reuters Foundation about a new study led by the School, which interviewed over 1,000 trafficked men, women and children in Southeast Asia, to find out the about health implications of trafficking: “It makes it very clear that trafficking is not just about sex work…

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7 – 13 February 2015

Sanjay Kinra speaks to BBC World Service’s Health Check (from 18mins 30 secs) about what impact the growing obesity crisis will have on our increasing average life expectancy: “As the rates of obesity are going up, it causes lots of other health conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes…

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31 January – 6 February 2015

Michel Coleman speaks to BBC Radio 4’s Inside Health, (3mins 35 secs) about how UK cancer survival compares with other European countries: “For many, but not all cancers, the UK survival patterns have lagged behind those in many countries with which we’re frequently compared, predominantly those in northern…

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24 – 30 January 2015

Peter Piot is the castaway on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, discussing his career in public health, including his work in the early days of HIV/AIDS: “I was thinking, why would a virus care about the sexual orientation of its host? That’s a human interpretation. What…

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17 – 23 January 2015

Ebola media coverage

Peter Piot speaks to BBC News from the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos about the vulnerability of the western world to epidemics: “Our world is getting more vulnerable to big epidemics, because of population expansion, huge mobility and more intense contact between animals and people. My…

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10 – 16 January 2015

Following her time spent volunteering at an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone, Catherine McGowan writes for Huffington Post about the important role played by the water, sanitation and hygiene staff: “Nearly all of the WASH staff come from communities directly affected by the outbreak, and most knew people who…

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20 December 2014 – 9 January 2015

Ebola media coverage:

Following his visit to Sierra Leone in December, Peter Piot is interviewed by the BBC about the outbreak: “I think we are going to see the peak in the next few weeks, but also we should be mindful that although the number of cases is starting to…

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13 – 19 December

Ebola media coverage:

Honorary lecturer at the School, Geraldine O’Hara, speaks to The Guardian about her experience working with Médecins Sans Frontières on the Ebola response in Sierra Leone: “One of the first people I looked after was a young guy in his 20s. He was built…

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