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.
Humanitarian needs in Afghanistan, and refugee health
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.
Urgent health and humanitarian needs of the Afghan population under the Taliban:
Medical professionalism and physician wellbeing
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.
A feminist recovery from COVID-19
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.
The overlooked treatment for postpartum haemorrhage, and analysing COVID in Brazil
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.
The physical activity legacies of the Olympics
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.
Making enough progress on climate change, and looking at COVID-19's effect on malnutrition
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.
Thank you, the Lancet, for acknowledging the ten year anniversary of the Syrian revolution. Thank you for taking about it with Syrians. Thank you for recognising the toll on human health.