Author Archives: LSHTM Communications Team

29 November – 05 December 2018

Cathy Zimmerman speaks to The Guardian about a new UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health. Cathy was senior author on the report, which was developed over two years and led by 20 leading experts from 12 countries. Cathy said: ““Governments … Continue reading

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22 – 28 November 2018

New LSHTM research published in the Lancet finds that an approach called restorative practice, could help tackle bullying, improve mental health and lower rates of regular smoking and drinking alcohol in secondary school. Restorative practice involves bringing together pupils involved … Continue reading

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15 – 21 November 2018

Colin Sutherland speaks to The Telegraph about the WHO World Malaria report 2018, which shows that that after an unprecedented period of success in global malaria control, progress has stalled. Colin said: “The UK government must continue its leading role … Continue reading

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8 – 14 November 2018

Jimmy Whitworth provides expert comment on rabies after PHE announces that a UK resident bitten by a cat on holiday in Morocco has died from the disease after returning home. Jimmy said: “Seeking prompt care and getting vaccination is so … Continue reading

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1 – 7 November 2018

New research led by the MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine finds that good housing with indoor plumbing may be key in eliminating childhood malnutrition and stunting. Andrew Prentice is quoted in The … Continue reading

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25 – 31 October 2018

New research led by LSHTM, Durham University, Medical Detection Dogs and the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at LSHTM has found that trained dogs are able to detect the scent of the malaria parasite in samples of socks worn … Continue reading

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18 – 24 October 2018

Heidi Larson authors a new report published by the EU Commission on vaccine confidence in Europe, finding that while it is improving in some countries it is decreasing in others and that coordinated approaches are needed to remind people of … Continue reading

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11 – 17 October 2018

Heidi Larson writes a commentary for Nature News warning that the biggest risk factor for pandemic spread is not a lack of preventative technology but the rapid spread of misinformation undermining public trust in vaccines: “Dialogue matters. Strategies must include … Continue reading

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4 – 10 October 2018

Val Curtis speaks to Devex on India’s Swachh Bharat behaviour change campaign to achieve the goal of an open defecation-free India by the end of 2019: “I cannot think of any other campaign that has touched more people and had … Continue reading

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27 September – 3 October 2018

A new LSHTM-led study has found that birth order may play a significant role in sex education with first-born children more likely to report parental involvement than later-borns. Wendy Macdowall is quoted by Huff Post: “Young people tell us they … Continue reading

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