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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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In 2019 there were 8.6m deaths globally among children and adolescents aged 0-20 years. Almost two decades on from The Lancet’s first ever global health series, on child survival, we've published our new Series, Optimising Child and Adolescent Health and Development. Richard Horton reflects on the progress and setbacks across 20 years of child heal…
 
Imran Ahmed, CEO of the Center For Countering Digital Hate, joins the podcast to discuss the proliferation of misinformation across social media, how medical misinformation has become a profitable industry, why it's been allowed, and what can be done. Read the CCDH's reports, The Disinformation Dozen and Pandemic Profiteers. You can continue the co…
 
Prof. Gabriel Leung, Dean of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong, joins Gavin and Jessamy to discuss Hong Kong's recent Omicron wave of COVID-19 and what this variant means for health systems and zero-COVID containment approaches. You can continue the conversation with Jessamy and Gavin on Twitter by following them at @JessamyBagenal and @Gavin…
 
Ibrahim Abubakar, Tolullah Oni, and Obinna Onwujekwe join The Lancet Voice to discuss how Nigeria's history affects the modern-day health system, and the challenges and opportunities for Nigeria in the future. Read the Commission and see infographics and videos: The Lancet Nigeria Commission: investing in health and the future of the nation You can…
 
Professor Samuel K. Roberts joins Gavin and Jessamy to discuss racial inequities in the USA and how infectious diseases historically find and exploit the gaps in societies. You can continue the conversation with Jessamy and Gavin on Twitter by following them at @JessamyBagenal and @GavinCleaver. Read our profile: Samuel K Roberts: illuminating hist…
 
What actually is long COVID? How much do we know about what causes it? How many people do we think currently have it? Dr. Claire Steves joins Gavin and Jessamy to talk about the future of long COVID research now that we have a definition for the condition. You can continue the conversation with Jessamy and Gavin on Twitter by following them at @Jes…
 
How has our relationship with death changed over the last few decades? What is a "good death"? Dr. Richard Smith, Dr. Libby Sallnow, and Dr. M.R. Rajagopal discuss a new Lancet Commission which looks to address questions about how society treats death and dying. You can continue the conversation with Jessamy and Gavin on Twitter by following them a…
 
Prof. Kevin Fenton, Public Health Regional Director for London and advisor to the Mayor of London, joins Gavin and Jessamy to talk about strategies for tackling low vaccination rates, Omicron in London, and living with COVID-19. You can continue the conversation with Jessamy and Gavin on Twitter by following them at @JessamyBagenal and @GavinCleave…
 
Prof. Salim Abdool Karim, director of CAPRISA and former leader of the South African Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19, describes the discovery of the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant, explains what we know about it so far, and discusses how South Africa feels about the global response.Bởi The Lancet
 
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 cl…
 
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 …
 
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. Furth…
 
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 In…
 
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.…
 
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.Bởi The Lancet
 
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 …
 
For Black History Month in the UK we speak to an inspiring Black person of the present, Kevin Fenton, Director of PHE London, and we look at the lives of Black figures of the past, with historian Stephen Bourne discussing Harold Moody, and Trevor Sterling talking about his work with the Mary Seacole Trust. We also talk racial equality at The Lancet…
 
In this episode we speak to Prof. Arne Akbar, President of the British Society for Immunology, about the most recent research on COVID-19 and our current understanding of the long-term effects, and Dr. Jenna Lester, founder of San Francisco's Skin of Colour Clinic, joins us to talk about the problems people of colour have receiving dermatological t…
 
In a bumper episode of The Lancet Voice we speak with Kalipso Chalkidou about COVID-19 vaccine access for low and middle-income countries, we hear about why insulin costs so much in the US and what can be done about it, and we talk breakthroughs in treating venomous snakebites, one of the world's biggest hidden health problems.…
 
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