Monthly Archives: February 2020

20 – 26 February

A snapshot of media coverage on the coronavirus outbreak: David Heymann speaks to… (26/02) Newsweek about why caution needs to be used when describing the outbreak as a pandemic. David said: “Terms such as pandemic are distracting. What is necessary … Continue reading

How can locally-based research institutions support COVID-19 preparedness and response? African example

By: Professor Martin Antonio (LSHTM and WHO Collaborating Centre for New Vaccines Surveillance) The global outbreak of novel coronavirus disease (renamed COVID-19) has brought to attention the preparedness of African countries and health systems to be able to address the … Continue reading

14 – 19 February

A snapshot of media coverage on the coronavirus outbreak: Jimmy Whitworth speaks to… (19/02) CBC News about the strain placed on China’s health services as a result of the outbreak. Jimmy said: “As seen in China, this virus can spread … Continue reading

Health Policy and Planning’s Top 10 articles in 2019

By Natasha Salaria (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) Health Policy and Planning publishes health policy and systems research focusing on low- and middle-income countries. The journal consists of four sections; Health Systems Research, Health Economics, Health Policy Processes and … Continue reading

7 – 13 February

A snapshot of media coverage on the coronavirus outbreak LSHTM has garnered over 3,400 pieces of online media coverage and 610 pieces of broadcast coverage on the coronavirus outbreak since 1 January. Adam Kucharski speaks to… (12/02) BBC Radio 4 … Continue reading