Author Archives: LSHTM Communications Team

30 May – 5 June 2019

Colin Sutherland spoke to ITV news about new research from the University of Maryland and Burkina Faso which found that a fungus – genetically enhanced to produce spider toxin – can rapidly kill huge numbers of the mosquitoes that spread … Continue reading

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23 – 29 May 2019

Shelley Lees and Mark Marchant co-author a letter published in The Guardian, about the importance of community involvement in tackling Ebola. The authors say a trusting relationship between responders and community members makes a vital difference to whether the response … Continue reading

16 – 22 May 2019

New LSHTM-led research finds that 1 in 7 babies worldwide are born with a low birthweight. The figures are the first estimates of their kind and indicate that national governments are doing too little to reduce low birthweight. Senior author … Continue reading

09 – 15 May 2019

Heather Wardle co-authors a paper for the BMJ on public health harms caused by gambling. The paper calls for a compulsory levy on the gambling industry to address the harms caused. Heather said: “Gambling harms have been vastly underestimated. It … Continue reading

02 – 08 May 2019

New LSHTM-led Natsal research published in the BMJ finds that there has been a general decline in sexual frequency in Britain between 2001 and 2012, with the biggest falls seen among over 25s and married or cohabiting couples. The research looks … Continue reading

25 April – 01 May 2019

Gates Notes publish a feature recognising Peter Piot and the work of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST). As part of the feature, Gates Notes interview Peter, along with members of the UK-PHRST including Dan Bausch, Katie Carmichael, … Continue reading

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18 – 24 April 2019

Brian Greenwood provides expert comment to Reuters on the world’s first ever malaria vaccine, after final trial data showed that it offered partial protection for up to four years. Brian said: “Given that there were an estimated 198 million malaria … Continue reading

11 – 17 April 2019

Stefan Flasche is quoted in The Telegraph on news that the UK is to become the first country in the world to cut the dosage for pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, from three to two. The recommendation was made by the Joint … Continue reading

04 – 10 April 2019

Heidi Larson writes an opinion piece for Devex Global Views entitled ‘It’s time to rebuild public confidence in vaccines’. Heidi says in the piece, “New champions are needed who can communicate the importance of immunization at a human and emotional … Continue reading

28 March – 03 April 2019

Vaccines in the news Beate Kampmann appears on the Victoria Derbyshire show giving advice and information about vaccinations to parents considering whether they should be vaccinating their child. Beate said: “The main allergy concern is some vaccines, such as MMR, … Continue reading

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