Heidi Larson provides comment to CNN on the vaccination challenges in Europe: “I think the main point is that while there is overall good vaccine acceptance in Europe, there are clear trends reflecting more questioning about vaccines.” The article generates coverage in over 50 regional papers across the US.
AFP report on a study published in the new Lancet Series on Health in Humanitarian Crises, led by the School, which shows WhatsApp is being successfully used to monitor attacks on healthcare workers in Syria. The article generates coverage in the Daily Mail, Yahoo and France24.
News Deeply compile a list of 11 experts to watch on refugee health, including Karl Blanchet and Francesco Checchi.
Chris Drakeley is quoted by The Star (Malaysia) about a study led by the School that found male farmers are at higher risk of contracting ‘monkey malaria’ in Malaysia: “Conventional approaches used to tackle malaria such as drugs or bed nets cannot be used to combat P. knowlesi as monkeys are the host and the risk is associated with outdoor work. Our study offers important insight into where social interventions are likely to have the biggest impact.” The study is also reported in Free Malaysia Today, Business Standard (India) and The Week (India).
Julian Eaton is interviewed by BBC World TV’s Focus on Africa programme, discussing mental health in areas that have suffered long-term conflict and violence.
BBC Radio Gloucester (from 1h44m10s) interview Ailie Robinson and Will Stone at the Cheltenham Science Festival about their event ‘The Story of the Mosquito’. Will said “[Mosquitoes] are a tremendous challenge. Close to a million deaths every year are caused by mosquito-borne diseases and we are here in honour of Ronald Ross’ discovery that malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes. Malaria alone causes about two-thirds of those deaths every year.”
Joy Lawn provides comment to The Observer on studies that investigate why women live longer than men: “When we were there on the neonatal unit and a boy came out, you were taught that, statistically, the boy is more likely to die.”