25 February – 3 March 2017

Reuters cover a study that is the first compelling evidence that a drug used to combat malaria during pregnancy reduces adverse birth outcomes attributable to curable STIs. Lead author Matthew Chico is quoted: “Sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine is a cheap ‘double protection’ drug – 20 U.S. cents per dose. For that bargain…

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18 – 24 February 2017

The Guardian cover research co-authored by Harparkash Kaur that involved the development of a new device that can distinguish perfectly between life-saving malaria drugs and deadly counterfeits.

The Daily Telegraph quotes Martin McKee following his appearance at the Health Select Committee on how Brexit will affect UK health…

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11 – 17 February 2017

A School-led study that found approximately 30,000 deaths in England & Wales in 2015 could be linked to failures in the health and social care system, is widely covered by the UK print, broadcast and online media. The Daily Telegraph ran the story on its front page, quoting…

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4 – 10 February 2017

Will Nutland is interviewed by the New Scientist about HIV-prevention PrEP and the use of condoms while taking the drug: “People are being cautious but we should apply that caution equally across all forms of prevention – instead of seeing condoms as the holy grail.” Will also discusses PrEP in…

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28 January – 3 February 2017

The BBC Radio 4 Today programme (from 1h45m25s) covers School-led research that found a highly-effective drug used to treat malaria failed to cure four UK patients after visiting Africa, hinting at potential drug resistance. Lead author Colin Sutherland said: “To have four [cases] so close together suggests we…

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21 – 27 January 2017

BBC Online report on School research which found sex is painful for nearly one in 10 women. Kirstin Mitchell says: “Often sex education is about STIs and pregnancy, but it should also prepare people to think about what makes sex enjoyable and how to communicate what they like and dislike…

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14 – 20 January 2017

Peter Piot is quoted in STAT News following the launch of The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Peter is Vice-Chair of CEPI, a global partnership seeking to prevent epidemics with new vaccines: “The aim is really to stimulate the development of…

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7 – 13 January 2017

Will Nutland is interviewed by New Scientist on statistics reflecting a drop in HIV rates across London, which is perhaps the result of the increased use of PrEP: “We need to be very cautious at this stage, but I can’t see what else it can be.” Will’s comments…

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17 December 2016 – 6 January 2017

John Edmunds is interviewed by Channel 4 News on results from a trial his team designed which  confirmed the Ebola vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV is highly effective against the virus: “We came up with a completely novel trial design, which meant that when a case occurred, we defined a ring around…

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In the news – media highlights 2016

School research and expert comment have been making headlines around the world in 2016. Here are some of our top stories from the year. blog-collage Read more