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Devi Sridhar

Devi Sridhar

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Free pets? Baby bonuses? Surely the solution to falling birthrates is clarity on immigration

For the past 75 years in global public health, one of the major priorities has been exponential population growth and Malthusian concerns that the...

02.04.2024 10

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Devi Sridhar

I helped advise the US government on the next likely pandemic. What I learned is alarming

Four years on from the first Covid lockdown, life feels to be largely back to normal, although legacies of the pandemic remain. Collective amnesia...

25.03.2024 50

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I asked public health colleagues about starvation in Gaza. They say there is no precedent for what is happening

The news from Gaza feels too painful to watch. Videos of immediate violence capture TV and social-media audiences: within seconds, entire hospitals...

06.03.2024 100

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The manifesto Britain needs The Tories have ruined our health. This is what Labour must do to repair the damage

It’s widely accepted among independent public health experts, including the former chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies, that Britain’s health...

15.02.2024 40

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If you think it’s anti-vaxxers driving measles cases up in the UK, think again – and look to Scotland

The UK was once so good at dealing with measles that in 2017 and 2021 the World Health Organization declared that we had successfully attained...

24.01.2024 70

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Are the British and Irish really world-beating fruit and veg eaters? I doubt it

At the dawn of the new year, newspaper headlines reported that the UK and Ireland were ranked “the world’s best at eating fruit and vegetables”....

17.01.2024 3

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It’s not just bullets and bombs. I have never seen health organisations as worried as they are about disease in Gaza

The Israel-Gaza war has set several world records. It’s the deadliest conflict for journalists in 30 years. It has caused the largest single loss of...

29.12.2023 100

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Moments of hope With my nani in Chennai I was loved just for being me. Isn’t that the essence of Christmas?

“Do you speak Tamil,” they ask, and then a few seconds later, disappointed: “Why not?” Whenever I travel to Chennai, India, I always get asked...

25.12.2023 6

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The good news for women: a drug to limit hot flushes. The bad: who can afford it?

After decades of neglect, menopause and the impact it has on women’s life quality is becoming a major focus of pharmaceutical research. Hence the...

19.12.2023 5

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The political blame-game has dominated the Covid inquiry. But here’s what we really need to learn

I don’t envy Heather Hallett, the chair of the Covid-19 inquiry. Over the months, she has patiently listened to witness after witness, and reviewed...

12.12.2023 30

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Run-down rental homes are putting children in hospital: this is an urgent public health issue

For most of human history, child mortality has been high. For centuries it was considered normal that 50% of children born would die by the age of 15....

14.11.2023 7

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I warned scientific advisers they were being used by the government – this Covid inquiry has proved me right

The Covid inquiry has shown us that inside No 10 there was a combination of squabbles, chaos and incompetence best described as an absurdist tragedy....

03.11.2023 30

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This new malaria vaccine will transform our battle with the deadliest creatures on Earth

Want to guess the most dangerous animal in the world? When my team asked children in Edinburgh during a public outreach event with schools, they said...

26.10.2023 2

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Labour is right: billions were lost to Covid fraud, and the public deserve a reckoning

W ithin the world of global health aid and financing, corruption has long been a problem, from £200m from the Global Fund to Fight Aids, TB and...

11.10.2023 7

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One common virus is still killing thousands of children every year – but new vaccines offer hope

T he number one cause of infants being hospitalised in the US and Europe is a virus you’ve probably never heard of: RSV. Most people experience it...

19.09.2023 20

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