Following Prince Harry’s visit to the School, Peter Piot and Sentebale CEO Catherine Ferrier co-write a blog for the Huffington Post calling for the voices of young people affected by HIV/AIDS to be heard: “The largest ever generation of adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa is at risk of HIV, many of these young people are failing to test for the virus and access the relevant follow-up care and treatment… and the world is not listening to them.”
Val Curtis writes for the Indian Express on the importance of India’s goal of ending open defecation by October 2019. “It has long been known that lack of toilets allows faecal germs to spread, which cause sometimes fatal illnesses like cholera and diarrhoea, especially among children.”
Healio cover news that a new type of long-lasting insecticide treated bed net developed by BASF in collaboration with the School, with the support of Innovative Vector Control Consortium, has received recommendation for use by the World Health Organization. Over 80 outlets cover the story including Pakistan Observer, African Review, Medical Express, News-Medical and The Standard (Kenya).
Heidi Larson speaks to The Verge about the proposed law in France that would make 11 vaccines mandatory for children: “It’s one of these decisions that, if it’s well managed, could be helpful. If it’s very top-down, it could totally backfire.” Heidi is also interviewed by Le Monde.
SciDev.net report on a study co-authored by the School that demonstrates how WhatsApp is being used in Syria to help monitor and collect data on attacks on healthcare workers.
HansIndia report on Rachel Lowe’s recent study that used climate forecasts to predict the risk of a dengue epidemic in the coastal city of Machala, Ecuador.
Sally Bloomfield is quoted in a Daily Mail article that asks if having a washing machine in the kitchen is a hygiene hazard. “Dirty laundry is still an important part in the hygiene picture.”