Author Archives: LSHTM Communications Team

13 December 2018 – 02 January 2019

John Edmunds speaks to ITV news about Ebola as part of a wider piece on how a trial vaccine is being used in the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. John said: “It has a wild animal reservoir, … Continue reading

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In the news – media highlights 2018

School research and expert comment have been making headlines around the world in 2018. Here’s some of our top stories from the year. CONCORD-3 In January the Cancer Survival Group published CONCORD-3 in The Lancet; the largest and most up-to-date … Continue reading

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06 – 12 December 2018

New LSHTM–led research finds that sex workers who experience repressive policing, including arrest and imprisonment, are three times more likely to go on to experience sexual and physical violence and twice as likely to have HIV and/or other STIs. Co-author … Continue reading

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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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