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Editorial: COVID-19 vaccine - no time for complacency

21st November, 2020

Results from COVID-19 vaccine trials are encouraging, but there is still much more to learn and several barriers to overcome. 

The 11th outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the DRC declared over

Women at the forefront of response

18th November 2020

The 11th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Equateur province has been declared over and women leaders have played a critical role in the response, empowering other women with information on staying safe from Ebola.

Blog: COVID-19 Stories - Hana Rohan

Dr Hana Rohan is Assistant Professor in Social Science at LSHTM and a member of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team. She completed her PhD at LSHTM in 2010 and is now supporting the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.

COVID research updates: Seroprevalence of anti–SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibodies in Kenyan blood donors

Read the latest summaries of key literature on COVID-19, including one of the first large SARS-CoV-2 antibody studies in Africa.

Modelling the spread of COVID-19 and the impact of public health interventions in Cox’s Bazar and other refugee camps

David Kennedy (Data Scientist, UK-PHRST) has been working with a team made up of Cox’s Bazar public health and information management professionals, scientists and domain experts to support data-driven decision making in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This blog describes how they have been working to model the impact of possible public health operational interventions in the Cox's Bazar and other refugee settlements.

Article: Strengthening the global response to climate change and infectious disease threats

"Climate change is emerging as an important driver of disease incidence, and a wait and see approach invites unnecessary risk. Global health needs to think more holistically and governments, funders, researchers, and practitioners must act now".