Monthly Archives: August 2020

20 – 26 August

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19 Beate Kampmann (24/08) Beate comments on President Trump’s decision to fast track the approval of Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine on BBC News. Beate said: “What’s disconcerting is the political point-scoring in the development of … Continue reading

Traditional Medicine Use Strongly Associated with Incidence of Microbial Keratitis

A traditional healer prepares a treatment. Photograph: Simon Arunga The incidence of microbial keratitis (MK), a major cause of blindness, is strongly associated with use of traditional eye medicine, a new study from ICEH has found. Microbial keratitis is an … Continue reading

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Chronicle of deaths foretold – six lessons and needed actions based on the Brazilian COVID-19 outbreak

By Lucia Brugnara, MD and Prof. Michael Marx, MD (University of Heidelberg) In this blog series we are giving a voice to practitioners, implementers and policy-makers involved in national COVID-19 responses in low- and middle-income countries.  These posts seek to … Continue reading

COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Lenio Capsaskis

Lenio Capsaskis (MSc Public Health in Developing Countries, 2015) is Head of Health Policy and Advocacy at Save the Children UK. In this blog, she discusses how she has been responding to COVID-19 and the impact the outbreak is having … Continue reading

David Pencheon: Winner of the BMJ Outstanding Contribution to Health Award

David Pencheon (MSc Community Medicine, 1988) has been awarded The BMJ Outstanding Contribution to Health Award. He is the founder and director of the Sustainable Development Unit (SDU) for NHS England and Public Health England. He has been a world … Continue reading

13 – 19 August

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19 Heidi Larson (18/08) Heidi emphasises the importance of active listening to tackle vaccine hesitancy on BBC Radio 4 (from 18:41). Heidi said: “We cannot dismiss any questions because vaccines do have risks and … Continue reading

Professor Sir Alimuddin Zumla honoured with 2020 Mahathir Science Award Winner in Tropical Medicine

Alumnus, Sir Alimuddin Zumla, Professor of Infectious Diseases and International Health at University College London; and Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician at UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, has been honoured with the prestigious 2020 Mahathir Science Award in Tropical Medicine. … Continue reading

COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Razel Nikka Hao

Razel Nikka M. Hao (MSc Health Policy Planning and Financing, 2017) works as a Lead Technical Specialist for the Office of the Undersecretary, Health Facilities and Infrastructure and Development Team. She is also the Deputy to the COVID-19 Surveillance and … Continue reading