Author Archives: LSHTM Communications Team

31 October-13 November

Peter Piot writes in Scientific American about how human innovation shapes global health, highlighting the vital role of frontline workers. Peter said: “Innovation is so much more than the discovery or launching of new therapies, vaccines and/or apps. It is first … Continue reading

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9 – 14 August 2019

Peter Piot speaks to the Financial Times (£) about the results of a new study which found that treating Ebola patients early with two drugs resulted in a 90% survival rate. Peter said: “This is great news for all Ebola … Continue reading

25 July – 8 August 2019

Media coverage on Ebola outbreak and vaccine LSHTM and partners have begun a two-year trial among healthcare and frontline workers in Uganda to assess the immune response generated by an investigational Ebola vaccine. The news was covered by over 400 … Continue reading

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18 – 24 July 2019

Peter Piot issues a statement in response to the Ebola outbreak in DRC being declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Peter said: “The response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) … Continue reading

11 – 17 July 2019

Peter Piot is interviewed by BBC Radio 4’s Today programme (1hm 37m) about the outbreak of Ebola in the DRC, and the news that a new case was diagnosed this week in Goma. Peter said: “It was due to happen … Continue reading

4 – 10 July 2019

Beate Kampmann provides expert comment on news that the NHS will expand the HPV vaccination programme to include all boys in school year 8 from September. Beate said: “This decision is a triumph for gender equality in cancer prevention. It’s … Continue reading

27 June – 3 July 2019

Peter Piot speaks to the Financial Times (£) about the Ebola outbreak in DRC and the potential deployment of a new experimental vaccine. Peter said: “This epidemic is extraordinarily difficult to control and we need to use every tool we … Continue reading

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20 – 26 June 2019

Continued: vaccines in the news Emilie Karafillakis speaks to BBC World Service’s The Real Story (around 18m 25s in) about the reasons why France was found to be the highest country in Europe to mistrust vaccines in the recently published … Continue reading

13 – 19 June 2019

Vaccines in the news Heidi Larson, from LSHTM’s Vaccine Confidence Project (VCP) is an expert advisor on the new Wellcome Global Monitor (WGM) report. The WGM surveyed around 140,000 people from more than 140 countries, asking how people think and … Continue reading

06 – 12 June 2019

New LSHTM-led research finds that more than six billion people are at risk of dengue fever by 2080. African countries, particularly in the Sahel region and southern part of the continent, face a substantial increase in risk of dengue fever … Continue reading