All posts by LSHTM Communications Team

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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6 – 12 December

Ebola media coverage:

Peter Piot speaks to Time magazine about his experience co-discovering the Ebola virus, after the magazine include him amongst their People of the Year – ‘The Ebola Fighters’: “We had no clue this was so dangerous. What we did was good lab practice in terms of how…

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29 November – 5 December

Ebola media coverage:

Sebastian Funk and David Heymann are quoted by the Associated Press after the WHO miss their target to contain Ebola: Sebastian: “You want to isolate 100% of patients with Ebola and have 100% safe burials. Getting to 70% doesn’t really mean a lot.” David: “We hope…

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22 – 28 November

Andrew Bastawrous, co-founder of PEEK, is quoted on BBC Scotland as the crowdfunding campaign for the portable eye examination kit begins: “With Peek we are hoping to increase the access to eye care to the millions of people who are blind and shouldn’t be. There are so many…

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15 – 21 November

Joy Lawn speaks to The Guardian on World Prematurity Day, about new research showing that complications associated with preterm birth are now the leading cause of death for children under five: “This marks a turning of the tide, a transition from infections to neonatal conditions, especially those related to premature…

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In the news – media highlights 2014

The School has been making headlines around the world this year. Here are some of the biggest stories of 2014. Media clippings montage 2014 Read more

8 – 14 November

After the first UK advert depicting the use of e-cigarettes airs, Martin McKee appears on the BBC News Channel and BBC World TV expressing his opposition to the decision: “It promotes exactly the same imaging that we’re used to seeing in the old days with the tobacco industry…

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1 – 7 November

Ebola coverage:

Sebastian Funk speaks to Associated Press about the Ebola epidemic: “It’s difficult to tell if we are reaching a turning point or if there will be a doomsday scenario. I could see it going either way at the moment.” Leads to more than 370 pieces of global…

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25 – 31 October

Ebola media coverage:

Peter Piot visits Hong Kong and Tokyo, where he discusses the risk of Ebola cases in Asia. In a Science Magazine interview he says: “There are thousands of Chinese workers in Africa now. It is not impossible that one of them will [become infected with Ebola and…

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18 – 24 October

Anna Goodman appears on BBC Breakfast, BBC World Service and BBC Radio Scotland (at 15:10) discussing her research into the link between Daylight Saving Time and children’s activity levels: “Introducing additional daylight savings measures would affect each and every child in the country, every day of the year…

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