Author Archives: LSHTM Communications Team

13 – 19 May 2017

A study co-led by Martin McKee revealing and ranking the quality and accessibility of healthcare around the world is widely covered. The Daily Telegraph quotes Martin: “The gap between what the UK achieves and what it would be expected to, … Continue reading

6 – 12 May 2017

Jimmy Whitworth is interviewed by ITV News at 10 following the Brazilian government declaring the end of Zika as an emergency: “We remain in many parts of the world rather vulnerable to outbreaks of this sort because the health systems … Continue reading

29 April – 5 May 2017

James Logan speaks to The Times (£) about a recent rise in the number of Lyme disease cases: “The cause is likely to be a number of factors […] there is also an increased awareness of the disease which means … Continue reading

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Meningitis: Africa needs to join forces (again) to secure a lower cost vaccine

By Ngozi Erondu, Assistant Professor in Health Information at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Meningitis is an infectious and life-threatening bacterial disease that infects and inflames the brain and spinal cord. It’s a disease that the world has been … Continue reading

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22 – 28 April 2017

Findings from the WOMAN Trial New evidence from the WOMAN Trial suggests that the widely available and low-cost drug tranexamic acid could prevent many mothers around the world from bleeding to death from childbirth. In a BBC News article co-lead … Continue reading

8 – 21 April 2017

CBC Canada cover research led by Audrey Bonaventure that found global inequalities in survival from childhood leukaemia have narrowed but still persist. Audrey said: “Most leukaemias in children are treatable, so these inequalities reflect the lack of access in many … Continue reading

1 – 7 April 2017

Reuters cover research led by James Milner that found a moderate change in typical Indian diets could benefit both health and the environment. In the article James says: “In India, the proportion of freshwater available for agricultural production may already … Continue reading

Visualising the slow march to a chronic disease apocalypse

By Edmond Ng, Senior Statistical Analyst, and Sarah Curran, Programme Manager, Global Burden of Disease Independent Advisory Committee, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine People living in 35 industrialised countries can look forward to longer lives, a recent Lancet study suggests. … Continue reading

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25 – 31 March 2017

Neil Pearce provides comment on a study linking workplace exposure to electromagnetic fields, with a higher risk of ALS, the motor neurone disease: “Several previous studies have found that electrical workers are at increased risk of ALS. We don’t know … Continue reading

18 – 24 March 2017

Peter Piot is interviewed by Times Higher Education for a feature reflecting on the higher education and research-led response to the 2014 Ebola epidemic: “I’d heard that some US universities had banned their staff from going to West Africa… I … Continue reading