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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24 – 30 September 2016

A study co-led by the School found that one in five bowel cancer patients diagnosed in an emergency had ‘red flag’ symptoms that could have been picked up earlier. The story was covered widely including by The Daily Telegraph BBC News, The Guardian Daily Mirror, The Huffington Post and…

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17 – 23 September 2016

Anne Mills is interviewed by Sky News (top video, 00m59s) following Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s pledge of $3bn to cure, prevent or manage all disease. She said: “I think it’s an excellent idea that there may be some sort of whole systems approaches. I think medical science is…

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10 – 16 September 2016

The Washington Post cover research co-authored by Laura Rodrigues that confirms a link between the Zika virus and the birth defect microcephaly. She said: “The early findings from this case control study are the missing pieces in the jigsaw in terms of proving the link.” There is widespread coverage…

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