RIP Professor Val Curtis. Author of this intensely moving piece in the Guardian. A brilliant, forceful and warm academic who made a difference.
A very brave, very sad article. I’m so very sorry to read this, by an amazing colleague, doing amazing work, at LSHTM: I'm one of the thousands of extra cancer deaths we'll see this year
Val is one of our amazing professors, researching sanitation and hygiene all over the world. Here Val shares her battle against cancer. Important, honest and brave piece. ➡️
This powerful & heart-rending personal story by my brilliant & lovely colleague Prof Val Curtis should be read by everyone who cares about the NHS. Val calls for urgent action
A shocking and extremely brave report from the brilliant Val Curtis. The NHS did not cope with COVID, it's still in deep trouble, and people like Val will die needlessly.
Read this article by the brilliant Val Curtis. Be angry at successive governments that have presided over the lethal erosion of the NHS. And pledge to act now to protect and strengthen our health system. Health is a political struggle.
One of the most poignant and graceful personal story articles I have ever read. I organised a conference with Val in 2004 - she fizzed with ideas and was such fun to work with. Thanks to for the heads-up.
Just burned dinner while reading & thinking about this piece from Val who does the science of disgust - I am so disgusted with the impoverished thinking behind austerity & defunding the #NHS
I'm one of the thousands of extra cancer deaths we'll see this year | Val Curtis
Every now and then human beings remind you how extraordinary they can be. is one of them. "I'm one of the thousands of extra cancer deaths we'll see this year" h/t
Very sad to read this by and struck by her generosity in making this argument
Grim and moving, from someone we are about to lose.
I'm one of the thousands of extra cancer deaths we'll see this year, many caused by delayed treatments as a result of NHS underfunding, says Prof Val Curtis. Heartbreaking! Covid-19 is making things worse, with a feared extra 35,000 cancer deaths predicted
The NHS was already on its knees. Now cancer patients are fighting the waiting list of their lives. Moving and - oh! - all too relatable account of a journey through a service that is no longer coping, by 35,000 additional cancer deaths.
We've drawn so much on the work of and her colleagues at the Very sad to read her story and our thoughts are with her
What a moving account! “I'm one of the thousands of extra cancer deaths we'll see this year” | Val Curtis #healthfinancing #healthsystems
Sad and shocking: I'm one of the thousands of extra cancer deaths we'll see this year | Val Curtis
What a way to leave words behind that outlive you - in this publication and this Guardian article - . An immense loss to and to the WASH community globally. She has left a huge gap, but also a huge legacy! Indeed, thoughts with her family and friends
A sobering reminder of what it really means to experience an underfunded health system
This is very hard to read
This is the true fear of the lockdowns. If you think this is going to be the last case of cancer going undetected because of this pandemic, you are sadly mistaken. We must get back to doing regular medical screenings.
A desperately sad story, one that must have taken a lot of courage to write, and an eloquent call for change.
Read this extraordinarily moving and righteously angry piece by the legendary and organise against the continuing Tory attempts to dismantle the NHS, which will following the “clapping for heroes” charade
I woke up thinking I had a busy day ahead with important tasks to do. Then I stumbled upon this from my colleague , which provided a lesson in perspective and courage. #UKPHRST ⁦⁦
RIP Professor Val Curtis & thank you for all your contributions in improving water & sanitation globally
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Years of cut backs and attempts to privatize the #NHS mean it is a shadow of its former self long waiting lists for serious cancers IRead the personal story of who woman who will die this year | Val Curtis
Personal and moving account from Val Curtis about the effect of austerity on the NHS - worth a read. I'm one of the thousands of extra cancer deaths we'll see this year | Val Curtis
The impact of austerity on health systems ⁦
I'm one of the thousands of extra cancer deaths we'll see this year | Val Curtis
Rest In Peace, Val. A moving cry for change from a giant in the field. A ferocious battle axe indeed.
“My story is only one of many thousands of people in England whose deaths can be linked to austerity. The past 10 years have seen health services cut back to the bone.“