7 – 13 February 2015

Sanjay Kinra speaks to BBC World Service’s Health Check (from 18mins 30 secs) about what impact the growing obesity crisis will have on our increasing average life expectancy: “As the rates of obesity are going up, it causes lots of other health conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes…

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31 January – 6 February 2015

Michel Coleman speaks to BBC Radio 4’s Inside Health, (3mins 35 secs) about how UK cancer survival compares with other European countries: “For many, but not all cancers, the UK survival patterns have lagged behind those in many countries with which we’re frequently compared, predominantly those in northern…

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24 – 30 January 2015

Peter Piot is the castaway on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, discussing his career in public health, including his work in the early days of HIV/AIDS: “I was thinking, why would a virus care about the sexual orientation of its host? That’s a human interpretation. What…

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17 – 23 January 2015

Ebola media coverage

Peter Piot speaks to BBC News from the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos about the vulnerability of the western world to epidemics: “Our world is getting more vulnerable to big epidemics, because of population expansion, huge mobility and more intense contact between animals and people. My…

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10 – 16 January 2015

Following her time spent volunteering at an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone, Catherine McGowan writes for Huffington Post about the important role played by the water, sanitation and hygiene staff: “Nearly all of the WASH staff come from communities directly affected by the outbreak, and most knew people who…

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20 December 2014 – 9 January 2015

Ebola media coverage:

Following his visit to Sierra Leone in December, Peter Piot is interviewed by the BBC about the outbreak: “I think we are going to see the peak in the next few weeks, but also we should be mindful that although the number of cases is starting to…

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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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