Author Archives: LSHTM Communications Team

TB superbugs need special attention – why do we continue to turn a blind eye?

By David Moore, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine “It is quite possible that we will see a drug-resistant tuberculosis epidemic of unprecedented global scale.” The view of Dr David … Continue reading

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11 – 17 March 2017

Karl Blanchet provides comment to Reuters on a new study that shows more needs to be done to protect Syrian healthcare workers as medical services become targets of war: “Syria is just the tip of the iceberg. In Afghanistan and … Continue reading

4 – 10 March 2017

Elisa Roma provides comment to Reuters about the benefits of toilets filled with tiger worms. They take up less space than pit latrines, need to be emptied less often and can turn waste into fertiliser. In order for them to … Continue reading

Solving the next global pandemic

By Ngozi Erondu, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine In his latest annual letter, Bill Gates warned of the imminent threat of a deadly pandemic to the global community. Yet, while his message also lauds the accomplishments of vaccine coverage, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Innovation needed to tackle global epidemic of non-communicable diseases

By Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Throughout my career I have been at the frontline in the fight against some of the toughest health emergencies of our times. In the 1970s I was … Continue reading

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