‘Test and Treat’ reduces new HIV infections by a third in southern Africa communitiesThursday 18 July 2019
Peter Piot reaction to Ebola outbreak in DRC being declared a Public Health Emergency of International ConcernWednesday 17 July 2019
The World Health Organization has announced today that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
First scientific review of menstrual cups - expert commentTuesday 16 July 2019
New research published in The Lancet Public Health suggests that menstrual cups are safe and may be as effective as other products.
Modern armed conflicts require profound transformation of the humanitarian system with strong global leadershipTuesday 16 July 2019
Statement on the Ebola Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by Professor Peter PiotMonday 15 July 2019
As we approach the one-year mark of the world’s second largest-ever Ebola outbreak, there is no evidence that the end of this devastating epidemic is in sight. Rather, there is a real risk that this epidemic could further expand.
How Sudan can respond to its humanitarian health crisis and build for the futureThursday 11 July 2019
Mexico City Policy linked to 40% increase in abortions in sub-Saharan African countries reliant on US foreign aid – expert commentFriday 28 June 2019
A new study published in The Lancet Global Health measures the impact of the Mexico City policy between 1995 and 2014.
LSHTM awarded funding to establish new Master’s Programmes in Health Data ScienceThursday 27 June 2019
Funded by Health Data Research UK (HDR UK), the new programme will aim to help address the skills shortage in data science in the UK.
WHO announces a sustained progress in eliminating trachoma – expert commentWednesday 26 June 2019
The number of people at risk of trachoma – the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness – has fallen from 1.5 billion in 2002 to just over 142 million in 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported.
HPV vaccination programmes - expert commentWednesday 26 June 2019
New research looking at the impact of HPV vaccination programmes and published today in The Lancet finds that they have substantial impact in reducing HPV infections and precancerous cervical lesions.