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The Lancet Voice is a fortnightly podcast from the Lancet family of journals. Lancet editors and their guests unravel the stories behind the best global health, policy and clinical research of the day―and what it means for people around the world. Each episode seeks to inform, challenge, and delight listeners with stories at the crossroads of health, science, policy and current global affairs.

The Lancet Voice is a fortnightly podcast from the Lancet family of journals. Lancet editors and their guests unravel the stories behind the best global health, policy and clinical research of the day―and what it means for people around the world. Each episode seeks to inform, challenge, and delight listeners with stories at the crossroads of health, science, policy and current global affairs.

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The Lancet Voice is a fortnightly podcast from the Lancet family of journals. Lancet editors and their guests unravel the stories behind the best global health, policy and clinical research of the day―and what it means for people around the world. Each episode seeks to inform, challenge, and delight listeners with stories at the crossroads of health, science, policy and current global affairs.

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@thelancet

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English

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+44 (0) 207 424 4950


Episodes

Health and climate change: what happened at COP26?

11/18/2021
Climate research pioneer Prof. Michael E. Mann joins the podcast to lay out the most important things that happened at COP26. Further reading: https://www.thelancet.com/countdown-health-climate

Duration:00:43:46

COP26: inequality in climate research

10/28/2021
Why are the countries which currently suffer the most direct health impacts from climate change some of the least likely to publish climate research? In the lead-up to COP26, Prof. Penny Murage of LSHTM discusses the field and her community work in sub-Saharan Africa, and Ayesha Tandon of CarbonBrief talks about her recent piece on inequality in climate research. Lancet Countdown: https://www.thelancet.com/countdown-health-climate CarbonBrief article:...

Duration:00:44:38

Prison health and COVID-19

10/22/2021
We hear from Prof. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein and Alexandria Macmadu on how COVID-19 has affected the prison system in the USA, and Prof. Marie Claire Van Hout talks about the health problems faced by prisoners in sub-Saharan Africa.

Duration:00:34:36

Do we need booster shots?

10/7/2021
Vaccine-rich countries are beginning programmes of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, but what's the evidence for them? What does this mean for countries which have no vaccines? Prof. Sir Richard Peto lays out the current evidence and Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, president of the Public Health Foundation of India, discusses what booster shots mean for the rest of the world, and how India is currently coping with COVID-19 following the wave there in early 2021. Further reading: Considerations in...

Duration:00:42:09

Humanitarian needs in Afghanistan, and refugee health

9/16/2021
What are the most pressing humanitarian needs in Afghanistan? How can the country preserve its health system? Former Afghanistan government public health director Dr. Mohammad Haqmal and Dr. Ayesha Ahmad highlight the main issues, and Prof. Muhammad Zaman discusses the changing needs of refugees worldwide as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Further reading: Urgent health and humanitarian needs of the Afghan population under the...

Duration:00:39:12

Medical professionalism and physician wellbeing

9/2/2021
The mental health of health workers is often overlooked, but with the pandemic still raging around the world, a conversation about their wellbeing is vital. In this episode we speak to Pier Bryden, Julie Maggi, and Lisa Richardson about their work in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and to Sam Harvey of the Black Dog Institute in Sydney about his new Review of the subject.

Duration:00:44:46

A feminist recovery from COVID-19

8/18/2021
Jocalyn Clark and Jessamy Bagenal of The Lancet are joined by Prof. Sarah Kaplan, Director of the Institute for Gender & the Economy, to discuss what a feminist recovery from COVID-19 might look like.

Duration:00:33:27

The overlooked treatment for postpartum haemorrhage, and analysing COVID in Brazil

8/5/2021
Tranexamic acid is proven to lower mortality rates among women who have postpartum haemorrhage, but it's still rarely used. Professors Haleema Shakur-Still and Ian Roberts of LSHTM discuss their new documentary on the subject and their research, while Dr. Taissa Vila and Professor Wilson Savino discuss Brazil's struggles with COVID-19.

Duration:00:36:06

The physical activity legacies of the Olympics

7/21/2021
Adrian Bauman and Masamitsu Kamada discuss why the Olympics don't seem to have much of an effect on physical activity levels in their host countries.

Duration:00:25:14

Making enough progress on climate change, and looking at COVID-19's effect on malnutrition

7/1/2021
Naomi Oreskes joins us to talk about tackling climate change in time to avoid disaster, misinformation, and scientific messaging, then Saskia Osendarp and Shweta Khandelwal discuss how COVID-19 has exacerbated the world's malnutrition problem, with a specific focus on India.

Duration:00:41:29

What's wrong with global health?

6/18/2021
Mandip Aujla, senior editor of The Lancet Global Health, talks with Desmond Jumbam and Lioba Hirsch about decolonising global health, how rich countries dominate the global health discussion, and what can be done.

Duration:00:34:43

40 years of the HIV/AIDS response

6/3/2021
Chris Beyrer of Johns Hopkins University, Shannon Hader of UNAIDS, and Peter Hayward, editor-in-chief of The Lancet HIV, reflect on progress made and barriers still to be overcome four decades on from the first reported cases of HIV/AIDS in June 1981.

Duration:01:00:22

COVID-19 hospitalisation outcomes in Africa, and Canadian health equity in a pandemic

5/24/2021
Bruce Biccard and Dean Gopalan discuss their work looking at the poor outcomes for COVID-19 hospital patients across Africa, the first study of its kind, and Kwame McKenzie talks about how Canada has dealt with COVID-19 and what lessons have been learned about health equity. Bruce and Dean's study on COVID-19 outcomes for African hospital patients can be read at: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00441-4/fulltext

Duration:00:40:01

The future of the NHS

5/6/2021
Commissioners Michael Anderson and Emma Pitchforth explain the findings of their Commission on the future of the NHS, and Jennifer Dixon of The Health Foundation discusses health and care in the UK. The Commission can be viewed at: https://www.thelancet.com/commissions/future-NHS

Duration:00:51:34

Ethnic disparities in English COVID-19 outcomes and the OpenSAFELY project

4/30/2021
A new article from the OpenSAFELY team analyses 17 million NHS records to show the disparities in English COVID-19 outcomes for minority ethnic groups. Rohini Mathur talks about the results, and Ben Goldacre explains the many uses of the OpenSAFELY platform.

Duration:00:29:04

Black maternal mortality and rethinking hesitancy

4/27/2021
Rachel Bond of the Association of Black Cardiologists discusses the Black maternal mortality crisis in the USA, and Mishal Khan talks about reframing use of the word "hesitancy" when talking about vaccine uptake in minority groups.

Duration:00:31:59

COVID-19's effect on refugee and migrant populations, and Guillain-Barré syndrome

4/9/2021
Rita Issa of Lancet Migration describes the effects of the pandemic on refugee and migrant health worldwide, and Tina Shahrizaila explains the enigmatic Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Duration:00:39:46

Vaccinating Europe and World TB Day

3/23/2021
Martin McKee discusses the current state of vaccine rollout in Europe and the challenges ahead, and the Director of WHO's Global TB Programme, Tereza Kasaeva, talks about how COVID-19 has stalled progress on tackling tuberculosis.

Duration:00:38:57

Ten years of conflict in Syria, and Angela Saini on the history of race science

3/11/2021
Samer Jabbour and Iman Nuwayhid join Gavin and Jessamy to discuss the awful milestone of the tenth anniversary of the Syrian conflict, and Angela Saini talks about the history of race science and how unscientific assumptions about race still occur.

Duration:00:46:46

Sir Michael Marmot on COVID-19, inequality, and the future of society

3/5/2021
Professor Sir Michael Marmot joins Jessamy and Gavin to discuss how inequality and injustice have directly contributed to poorer COVID-19 outcomes, and what has to change in society post-pandemic.

Duration:00:42:57