Monthly Archives: August 2020

6 – 12 August

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19 Beate Kampmann (11/08) Beate stresses that without safety and efficacy trials, Russia’s approval of a COVID-19 vaccine is “scientifically unsound” on LBC. Beate said: “The announcement appears to be driven by politics rather … Continue reading

COVID-19 Alumni Stories: Mishal Khan

LSHTM alumna and staff member, Associate Professor Mishal Khan, highlights how colonialism and xenophobia are hindering an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic globally. How have you been responding to the COVID-19 outbreak in your work at LSHTM? I have … Continue reading

New insights into the prevalence of avoidable blindness and willingness to pay for cataract surgery in the tribal region of Surat district, Gujarat, India

The results of a dual-purpose field survey in a tribal area of India have shown a high level of avoidable blindness and a reluctance to pay for subsequent cataract surgery. The new paper, published in Ophthalmic Epidemiology, shares the results … Continue reading

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30 August – 5 July

A snapshot of media coverage on COVID-19 Rashida Ferrand (04/08) Rashida explains how the COVID-19 crisis in Zimbabwe is being aggravated by the strike of healthcare workers on Euronews. Rashida said: “We barely have any doctors or nurses providing any services for coronavirus … Continue reading

Innovation during COVID-19: Applying global mental health lessons from humanitarian settings to high resource settings

By Felicity L Brown (War Child Holland) and Wietse A Tol (University of Copenhagen) 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 … Continue reading

Trachoma-causing bacteria could be transmitted through everyday surfaces

Chlamydia Trachomatis (Ct), the bacterium that causes trachoma, can survive on surfaces such as plastic, skin and cloth long enough to be transmitted, a first-of-its-kind study from ICEH has found. Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. The … Continue reading

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