The Covid 19 pandemic has dominated global life, death and public interest. However, the crucial problem of breast cancer continues. A new review, Catching Viral Breast Cancer, explores the probable viral origins of breast cancer. James Lawson, senior author of the review, and Generoso Bevilacqua of Pisa, Italy, a leading researcher into the origins of breast cancer, join us in a discussion about breast cancer.
Community health workers were first trained in China as barefoot doctors almost a century ago. Since then, they have been trained in many countries throughout the world with varying degrees of success. A new supplement examines the role and importance of community health workers.
Dr. Uduak Okomo is Clinical Assistant Professor with the Vaccines and Immunity Theme, MRC Unit at the Gambia at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. A paediatrician and epidemiologist by training, her research is focused on better measurement and reduction in the burden of newborn mortality in developing countries, particularly neonatal infections, infection control, and antimicrobial resistance.