12 – 18 February 2018

Anne Mills is quoted by Times Higher Education on fostering collaboration with Commonwealth countries ‘pointing to attempts by funders such as the Wellcome Trust to shift towards a model whereby money is managed within Africa rather than through a “top down” approach.’

The Brussels Times (Belgium) report on the European Commission Horizon Birth Day Prize, in which the efforts of the WOMAN Trial collaboration were recognised with a third winner prize. The award ceremony was also reported by Horizon Magazine and Phys.org.

Sculptor Moira Purver speaks to Wessex FM, who has been asked to create a mother and baby sculpture in support of the WOMAN Trial: “The sculpture, of a mother with her newborn baby, is designed to bring the scientific results of this research to life.”

David Heymann provides comment to CNN International on how Lassa fever can spread following an outbreak in Nigeria: “Rats move into houses to eat rice and other grains and urinate or excrete on food products, and when that is eaten, that’s one of the ways humans also get infected.”

The Times reference work by the LSHTM Vaccine Confidence Project that found France is the nation most distrustful of vaccines following a recent rise in the cases of measles in the country.

Pulse cover research by LSHTM and UCL that suggests GPs should add data to a national register of patients with high use of opioids.

Wolf-Peter Schmidt is mentioned in an article by The Hindu (India) discussing the impact of sanitation on childhood stunting.

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