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3-9 October 2019

LSHTM’s launch of NEST360 is the subject of six BBC interviews, including Newsday and Focus on Africa, and a Telegraph story. Speaking to the Telegraph, Joy Lawn said: “most devices are not built and designed for work in Africa… This approach is exciting because we’re moving beyond the…

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19 September-2 October 2019

LSHTM’s decision to add the names of Florence Nightingale, Alice Ball and Marie Sklodowska-Curie to our Keppel Street frieze – and our video announcing this – appeared on Canadian television, featuring on breakfast show Your Morning.

Jeremy Brown and Ian Douglas’s study suggesting that younger children in the UK…

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12-18 September 2019

Peter Piot describes being part of the team discovering Ebola in 1976 to the Telegraph, and discusses his biggest global health concerns over 40 years later. Peter said: “We obviously did not know there was Ebola in the samples from Zaire. Looking back, probably the most dangerous moments were working…

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5-11 September 2019

The additions of Florence Nightingale, Alice Ball and Marie Sklodowska-Curie to the frieze of our Keppel Street building are the subject of an exclusive feature in the Telegraph (£). Peter Piot said: ““It’s a statement and it’s about the future as much as it’s about the past…

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29 August-4 September 2019

Stephen Evans provides expert comment for the BBC on a Lancet study suggesting an increased breast cancer risk for women using MHT. Stephen said: “This is a ‘tour de force’ in what has been done and the way it has been done – the findings cannot be dismissed.”

Stephen’s views…

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22-28 August 2019

Peter Piot speaks to the Financial Times (£) in response to the debate over Ebola vaccination strategies in the DRC. Peter said: “Because there is a limited supply, we have to make sure that every vaccine is used in the best possible way.”

Peter has also been quoted in the Daily…

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15-21 August 2019

Heidi Larson speaks to the Guardian about the importance of restoring vaccine confidence, as Public Health England warns that 1 in 7 five-year-olds may not be up to date with their MMR immunisation and the Prime Minister pledges to combat misinformation spread online. Heidi said: “With more than…

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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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