All posts by LSHTM Communications Team

9 – 14 August 2019

Peter Piot speaks to the Financial Times (£) about the results of a new study which found that treating Ebola patients early with two drugs resulted in a 90% survival rate. Peter said: “This is great news for all Ebola patients and will hopefully increase community confidence in the Ebola treatment…

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25 July – 8 August 2019

Media coverage on Ebola outbreak and vaccine

LSHTM and partners have begun a two-year trial among healthcare and frontline workers in Uganda to assess the immune response generated by an investigational Ebola vaccine. The news was covered by over 400 media outlets including Associated Press, Reuters, Voice of America…

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18 – 24 July 2019

Peter Piot issues a statement in response to the Ebola outbreak in DRC being declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Peter said: “The response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is at a critical juncture. With more than 2,500…

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11 – 17 July 2019

Peter Piot is interviewed by BBC Radio 4’s Today programme (1hm 37m) about the outbreak of Ebola in the DRC, and the news that a new case was diagnosed this week in Goma. Peter said: “It was due to happen and it will happen again and that is why…

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4 – 10 July 2019

Beate Kampmann provides expert comment on news that the NHS will expand the HPV vaccination programme to include all boys in school year 8 from September. Beate said: “This decision is a triumph for gender equality in cancer prevention. It’s pleasing to see the UK follow the example of…

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27 June – 3 July 2019

Peter Piot speaks to the Financial Times (£) about the Ebola outbreak in DRC and the potential deployment of a new experimental vaccine. Peter said: “This epidemic is extraordinarily difficult to control and we need to use every tool we have.”

Dan Bausch speaks to Science about how the Merck vaccine…

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20 – 26 June 2019

Continued: vaccines in the news

Emilie Karafillakis speaks to BBC World Service’s The Real Story (around 18m 25s in) about the reasons why France was found to be the highest country in Europe to mistrust vaccines in the recently published Wellcome Global Monitor report. Emilie said: “If you look…

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13 – 19 June 2019

Vaccines in the news

Heidi Larson, from LSHTM’s Vaccine Confidence Project (VCP) is an expert advisor on the new Wellcome Global Monitor (WGM) report. The WGM surveyed around 140,000 people from more than 140 countries, asking how people think and feel about science and key health challenges, including…

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06 – 12 June 2019

New LSHTM-led research finds that more than six billion people are at risk of dengue fever by 2080. African countries, particularly in the Sahel region and southern part of the continent, face a substantial increase in risk of dengue fever over the next 65 years. Lead author Oliver Brady…

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30 May – 5 June 2019

Colin Sutherland spoke to ITV news about new research from the University of Maryland and Burkina Faso which found that a fungus – genetically enhanced to produce spider toxin – can rapidly kill huge numbers of the mosquitoes that spread malaria. Colin said: “This approach could be a really good public health…

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