All posts by LSHTM Communications Team

21–27 November 2015

Ebola media coverage:

Peter Piot speaks to Voice Of America News about a new report on the global response to the Ebola outbreak, released by an independent panel of experts convened by the School and Harvard: 

The story receives global coverage in more than 1,000 outlets, including Wall Street…

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14 – 20 November 2015

Richard Stabler speaks to Press Association about the dangers of antibiotic resistance, reported in The Mirror: “The worst-case scenario is that we can’t do cancer therapy because the drugs won’t work. No-one would go on holiday anymore because the vaccinations won’t work. Public health would…

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7 – 13 November 2015

Peter Piot speaks to the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme about the international response to Ebola, as Sierra Leone is declared Ebola-free after no recorded cases for 42 days: “First of all it’s great news; when I was in Sierra Leone I could see how devastated it has…

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31 October – 6 November 2015

Dame Marjorie Scardino has been appointed the School’s Chairman of Council, after Sir Tim Lankester steps down after ten years in the position. This is reported by PR Newswire, which leads to coverage in more than 90 outlets including CNBC, Reuters and Bloomberg.

Vikram Patel features in a short…

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24 – 30 October 2015

David Lawson speaks to Thomson Reuters Foundation about his new research in northern Tanzania, suggesting that children in polygynous households either do better or just as well as children in monogamous households within the same village: “It’s an important finding because we have this very strong language used by…

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17 – 23 October 2015

Brendan Wren speaks to Associated Press about plague, following research from Denmark suggesting that it was spread nearly 3,000 years before previously thought: “It might be that (plague) will eventually burn itself out… The evidence is that (plague) is not going to come back big time, but it’s…

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10 – 16 October 2015


John Edmunds speaks to BBC World Service Health Check (at 9m30s) about School research showing that UK action to provide treatment beds for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone saved 40,000 lives, but could have prevented more cases if they had been introduced a month earlier: “We calculated that…

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3 – 9 October 2015

Colin Sutherland speaks BBC News online in response to the news that the 2015 Nobel Prize for medicine has been awarded to three scientists for their work on drug discoveries (artemisinin for malaria and avermectin for roundworm):“It’s come out of the blue but we are very excited that…

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26 September – 2 October 2015

Brian Greenwood speaks to BBC Radio 4 PM about the challenges of developing a malaria vaccine, the history of searching for a vaccine, and the current situation (at 17m29s, and at 22m06s): “If we had a malaria vaccine that we could give in one or two doses in early childhood…

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19 – 25 September 2015

Andy Haines speaks to BBC World Service Business Daily about the UN Sustainable Development Goals, as the UN plans to unveil the goals formally this Friday (at 11m54s): “For the first time the SDGSs are going to include the non-communicable diseases; heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease, diabetes… Some…

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