14 – 20 March 2019

Julian Eaton speaks to The Economist (£/register) about what disasters can reveal about mental health care. Julian said: “We used to assume that people need professional counselling but it turned out this was not so. Most people got better with simple, appropriate help that anyone could provide. Known as ‘psychological…

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07 – 13 March 2019

Dan Bausch is quoted in The New York Times for an article about why responding to the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo also involves tackling distrust, fear and alienated communities. Dan said: “The epidemic continues to smolder, and could still flare more dangerously – I don…

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28 February – 6 March 2019

New LSHTM-led research finds that new HIV infections in southern Africa could be reduced substantially by offering entire communities voluntary HIV testing, and immediately referring those who test positive for HIV treatment in line with local guidelines. Richard Hayes said: “Although during the trial we found a 30 per…

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21 – 27 February 2019

Martin McKee is interviewed by Al Jazeera about the potential impact of Brexit on the NHS, after Martin co-authored a Health Policy review in the Lancet examining the impact Brexit may have on the NHS. Martin said: “There is an argument that you could say that people who can…

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14 – 20 February 2019

Heidi Larson appears on Aljazeera in a program about why measles is back and spreading. “There is no one main driver of measles and that is part of the challenge. We do see a dramatic 83,000 cases of measles across Europe alone, and there we know it’s not…

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7 – 13 February 2019

Heidi Larson speaks to BBC World News’ Impact programme about an outbreak of measles in the Philippines. Heidi said: “In general the Philippines has been a vaccine-friendly country but after the recent episode with the Dengue vaccine they’ve lost confidence and that has rolled over onto the measles…

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31 January – 6 February 2019

Pauline Paterson is interviewed for Al Jazeera’s The Stream about whether ‘anti-vaxxers’ are risking both their and other people’s health. Pauline said: “Vaccine concerns vary by country, by time, by vaccine and by population. It’s really key to understand the reasons why people are not vaccinating…

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24 – 30 January 2019

Brendan Wren speaks to BBC Breakfast about antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and how a new five-year action plan from the UK government to control AMR might work. Brendan said: “Many different bacteria are now resistant to many of the antibiotics we use to treat them and the situation is getting…

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17 – 23 January 2019

Alan Dangour provides expert comment on the new EAT-Lancet Commission which sets out the first scientific targets for healthy diets from sustainable food productions systems. Alan said: “The healthy diet would require significant shifts to existing dietary habits in most countries, including the UK, such as large reductions in…

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10 – 16 January 2019

New LSHTM-led research, looking at readiness for first sex among young people, finds that many were not ready for first sexual activity and lose their virginity under circumstances that are incompatible with positive sexual health. Melissa Palmer said: “Examining the circumstances around first heterosexual intercourse is important for planning…

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