All posts by LSHTM Communications Team

5 – 11 July 2018

NHS at 70

Dina Balabanova joins BBC World Service Radio’s Health Check programme discussing the 70th birthday of the NHS and how it has influenced other health systems around the world.

Martin Gorsky is interviewed on BBC Radio Ulster’s Talkback programme (from 00h07m50s) reflecting on the creation of…

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25 June – 4 July 2018

Peter Piot and Michael Marks provide comment to WIRED on the control of the Ebola outbreak in DRC and the work of the LSHTM Open Research Kits (ORK) team in supporting vaccinations. Michael, co-academic lead of LSHTM ORK said: “Our tools are there to support and enhance data collection…

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18 – 24 June 2018

Karl Blanchet writes for Thomson Reuters Foundation on why migrant policies in EU countries must change: “We cannot stand here & watch people dying simply because their life is an embarrassment to our politicians.”

Data from the LSHTM Cancer Survival Group, published by Pancreatic Cancer UK, which shows cancer survival…

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11 – 17 June 2018

A new LSHTM study finds that the global production of popular vegetables and legumes could be significantly reduced through predicted environmental changes. Lead author Pauline Scheelbeek said: “Our study shows that environmental changes such as increased temperature and water scarcity may pose a real threat to global agricultural production, with…

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4 – 10 June 2018

New LSHTM research explores the emotion of disgust, finding six common categories of things people find disgusting and which protect us from disease (poor hygiene, insects carrying disease, risky sexual behaviour, skin conditions – such as lesions or boils, rotting food and people with an atypical appearance). Lead author Val Curtis…

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28 May – 3 June 2018

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…

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21 – 27 May 2018

Our experts in the media on the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC):

David Heymann takes part in a panel discussion with BBC World Service Radio’s Real Story programme, exploring pandemic preparedness and the Ebola outbreak response in DRC: “Today the paradigm is rapid detection…

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14 – 20 May 2018

A number of LSHTM experts speak to the media on the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC):

Peter Piot was interviewed by BBC World Service Radio’s Newshour programme (from 5m40s) and discusses the latest on efforts to control the outbreak including: “Everything that has to…

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7 – 13 May 2018

Peter Piot provides comment to Scientific American on why Ebola continues to re-emerge in DR Congo following the outbreak of the disease in the country: “Due to its huge swathes of forest, the DRC is a reservoir for the virus, making the country particularly susceptible to outbreaks of Ebola…

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30 April – 6 May 2018

Anton Camacho is quoted by The Daily Telegraph on a new study that suggests the 2018 rainy season in Yemen could trigger another outbreak of cholera in the country. Anton says: “Due to the explosiveness of cholera outbreaks, reactive control strategies are much less likely to succeed due to limited…

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