9 – 15 May 2015

Peter Piot is interviewed on BBC World Service Newshour after Liberia is declared Ebola free: “This is a major milestone. However, it doesn’t mean it’s absolutely over, because as we’ve seen in Liberia in at least one case, sexual transmission can still occur. It will be important to continue to be very vigilant… I think the biggest lesson of all is that we need to act promptly, immediately, when we have even one case of Ebola”

Vikram Patel speaks to Public Radio International Innovation Hub about how to solve international doctor shortages: “The shortages of doctors of all types is extremely grave in countries like India and sub-saharan Africa”

The School’s research about how factors in the rural and urban environment can influence the rate of malaria transmission is the subject of a BBC News video: Malaria: How can changing the built environment reduce cases?

David Heymann is quoted by Medical News Today on the Lancet review about health security after Ebola: “the crisis has also highlighted a second, equally important but less appreciated aspect of global health security – ensuring personal access to health services and products around the world”

The School’s recent study in Nature Communications showing that the season affects immune system activity received regional coverage across the UK, including the Derbyshire Times, Gazette Series, Wales Farmer, Yorkshire Evening Post, Southern Reporter, South Yorkshire Star and The Star. The story also runs on news sites including The Guardian and The Daily Mail.

An article in The Guardian about the food industry’s failure to make their products healthier references recent research from the School on the effectiveness of the Public Health Responsibility Deal: “though RD partners claim that considerable sugar reduction has occurred under their calorie reduction pledge, the current [companies’ own] progress reports do not substantiate these claims” Further coverage is in The Grocer.

The School research into the use of Viagra against malaria parasites generated global coverage, including France Inter, Biospace, IFL ScienceThe Financial Express, The Times of India, Medical News Today, IBN Live, France Soir, NewsPress.fr, L’Express, Sciences et Avenir.

Ulla Kou Griffiths writes for the Conversation about bringing vaccines to the developing world

Sverige Radio interviewed Dr Helen Ayles about HIV self-testing kits (from ~1m), which was also reported by netdoktor

Dr Jeroen Ensink sat on a panel for a round table event about how to fund sustainable development goals, at the Guardian’s London offices

Mike Galsworthy talks to Science Business about the importance of the UK remaining in the EU for the science community

Lenka Beňová writes for Global Water Forum about water and sanitation in birth locations in Tanzania

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