11 – 17 July 2019

Peter Piot is interviewed by BBC Radio 4’s Today programme (1hm 37m) about the outbreak of Ebola in the DRC, and the news that a new case was diagnosed this week in Goma. Peter said: “It was due to happen and it will happen again and that is why…

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4 – 10 July 2019

Beate Kampmann provides expert comment on news that the NHS will expand the HPV vaccination programme to include all boys in school year 8 from September. Beate said: “This decision is a triumph for gender equality in cancer prevention. It’s pleasing to see the UK follow the example of…

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27 June – 3 July 2019

Peter Piot speaks to the Financial Times (£) about the Ebola outbreak in DRC and the potential deployment of a new experimental vaccine. Peter said: “This epidemic is extraordinarily difficult to control and we need to use every tool we have.”

Dan Bausch speaks to Science about how the Merck vaccine…

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20 – 26 June 2019

Continued: vaccines in the news

Emilie Karafillakis speaks to BBC World Service’s The Real Story (around 18m 25s in) about the reasons why France was found to be the highest country in Europe to mistrust vaccines in the recently published Wellcome Global Monitor report. Emilie said: “If you look…

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13 – 19 June 2019

Vaccines in the news

Heidi Larson, from LSHTM’s Vaccine Confidence Project (VCP) is an expert advisor on the new Wellcome Global Monitor (WGM) report. The WGM surveyed around 140,000 people from more than 140 countries, asking how people think and feel about science and key health challenges, including…

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06 – 12 June 2019

New LSHTM-led research finds that more than six billion people are at risk of dengue fever by 2080. African countries, particularly in the Sahel region and southern part of the continent, face a substantial increase in risk of dengue fever over the next 65 years. Lead author Oliver Brady…

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30 May – 5 June 2019

Colin Sutherland spoke to ITV news about new research from the University of Maryland and Burkina Faso which found that a fungus – genetically enhanced to produce spider toxin – can rapidly kill huge numbers of the mosquitoes that spread malaria. Colin said: “This approach could be a really good public health…

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23 – 29 May 2019

Shelley Lees and Mark Marchant co-author a letter published in The Guardian, about the importance of community involvement in tackling Ebola. The authors say a trusting relationship between responders and community members makes a vital difference to whether the response is effective.  

Rosalind Miller speaks to Forbes about the…

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16 – 22 May 2019

New LSHTM-led research finds that 1 in 7 babies worldwide are born with a low birthweight. The figures are the first estimates of their kind and indicate that national governments are doing too little to reduce low birthweight. Senior author Joy Lawn said: “These first ever national and global…

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09 – 15 May 2019

Heather Wardle co-authors a paper for the BMJ on public health harms caused by gambling. The paper calls for a compulsory levy on the gambling industry to address the harms caused. Heather said: “Gambling harms have been vastly underestimated. It is placing major burdens on resources, relationships and health…

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