30 April – 6 May 2018

Anton Camacho is quoted by The Daily Telegraph on a new study that suggests the 2018 rainy season in Yemen could trigger another outbreak of cholera in the country. Anton says: “Due to the explosiveness of cholera outbreaks, reactive control strategies are much less likely to succeed due to limited resources, especially in the midst of a war.”

The Guardian publish an article on a new LSHTM report co-led with HelpAge International that finds up to 14 million older people with disabilities affected by humanitarian crises around the world miss out on crucial assistance because of physical barriers or discrimination.

Michel Coleman is quoted by the Daily Express on the inquiry launched by the government after an IT error meant 450,000 women in England missed crucial breast cancer screenings: “The fault is currently blamed on an IT failure, but the inquiry ordered by the Health Secretary will probably blame inefficiencies caused by pressure of work and lack of resource.”

Oliver Brady provides comment to SciDev.net on the use of artificial intelligence to predict outbreaks of dengue fever months in advance. He said: “If your system is really, really good at predicting outbreaks then someone will go out and start fogging, insecticiding in the predicted area — and the transmission dynamics change.” Oliver’s comments are also published by Scroll (India).

Ben Hawkins is quoted by CNN International on the introduction of minimum alcohol pricing per unit in Scotland: “[Officials] identified a problem and an effective solution to that problem supported by international evidence.”

The Evening Standard reports on LSHTM co-authored research that finds roads with more cyclists are generally safer, which could be a result of drivers being more aware or cyclists shielding each other.

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