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3 – 9 December 2016

Rosanna Peeling and Laura Rodrigues are quoted by Science (£), in an article reviewing Zika diagnostics in Brazil. Laura said: “In northeast Brazil, the virus caught everyone by surprise. Now, everybody knows,” and assessing the real risk to pregnant women is difficult because of the difficulty to diagnose Zika – “We don…

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26 November – 2 December 2016

Voice of America covers a study co-authored by Stefan Flasche which found that the dengue vaccine is effective in highly endemic regions but could be problematic in places where the disease is less common: “It’s now up to the global health community and to decision-makers on a…

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19 – 25 November 2016

The School is awarded the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) ‘University of the Year’ award for 2016!  THE Editor John Gill praised the School for its response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa: “It was an extraordinary example of research expertise being deployed in real time in the real…

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12 – 18 November 2016

School research into new child mortality estimates, jointly published with John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is covered by Reuters. The Reuters article generates coverage worldwide in outlets including Daily Mail, Channel News Asia, Yahoo and MSN. The research is also covered by International Business Times UK.

A study…

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5 – 11 November 2016

Will Nutland speaks to Reuters about drug-buying networks that source generic HIV prevention drugs online, that aren’t available through the NHS, “It’s an absolute scandal that the prices are so high that even wealthy national services are saying they cannot afford the costs of these drugs.” The…

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29 October – 4 November 2016

Rapid Support Team Announcement

Peter Piot conducts interviews with BBC Radio 4 Today (from 01h20m02s) and BBC World Service Newsday (from 30m42s): “This is a unique team that brings together experts of various disciplines. We have a small core team of about eight people who can be deployed within 48…

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22 – 28 October 2016

Laura Rodrigues is interviewed by Brazilian news network Globo (Portuguese language) on the launch of three consortia funded through the Horizon 2020 programme that will address knowledge gaps in the Zika virus. Laura’s comments also appear in G1 Globo, O Jornal do Commercio, Folha de Pernambuco and Rádio…

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15 – 21 October 2016

On Global Handwashing Day Sally Bloomfield speaks to BBC Radio 5 Live (from 00h56m00s) about worker’s habits in the toilet: “If we start handling mobile phones and eating food before we wash our hands and leave the toilet, then we are increasing the risk of contracting an infection.” Sally…

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8 – 14 October 2016

Peter Piot is quoted by The Hindu following his lecture on global health threats at the Indian Institute for Public Health in Hyderabad: “Stigma and misinformation are common threads that determine how swiftly the epidemic is controlled.”  There is also widespread coverage in other Indian papers  including: The Indian Express…

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1 – 8 October 2016

Wendy Graham speaks to Nigeria’s Vanguard, as coverage continues of The Lancet maternal health series, led by Wendy and Oona Campbell: “In Northern Nigeria there is poor availability of access to CS [Caesarean sections] for emergencies and this is where we need to focus attention.”

The Lancet and BioMed…

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