Author Archives: LSHTM Communications Team

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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20 – 26 September 2018

A new LSHTM report estimates the conflict in South Sudan has likely led to 383,000 excess deaths in the country’s population since it began in 2013. Lead author Francesco Checchi said: “Humanitarian actors do extremely important work in what is … Continue reading

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13 – 19 September 2018

Pauline Paterson joined an expert panel on BBC’s Newsnight, discussing latest figures revealing a fall in proportion of children in England getting the MMR vaccination: “Vaccines are a victim of their own success and if, for example, a parent doesn’t … Continue reading

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6 – 12 September 2018

Brendan Wren speaks to BBC News at Ten  (13m 57s in) on post-mortem results showing that a British couple died in Egypt from complications associated with e.coli infection. “It’s very unfortunate but it’s possible if both of them had a … Continue reading

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30 August – 5 September 2018

Martin McKee provides comment to the Guardian on news that the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has lost contracts assessing medicines for the European Medicines Agency (EMA) as a result of Brexit. Martin said: “The MHRA has benefited … Continue reading

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23 – 29 August 2018

Heidi Larson provides comment to Newsweek and the Daily Mail on a new study that reveals the extent of misinformation on vaccines spread by ‘bots’ on social media. Speaking to Newsweek, Heidi said: “[The study] should wake up the public … Continue reading

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