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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A special episode celebrating Black History Month in the USA speaks with epidemiologist Sharrelle Barber, public health expert Kimberly Jacob Arriola, and emergency doctor Janice Blanchard about the intersection of race and health in the USA across the past, present, and future.
Salim Abdool Karim, head of South Africa's COVID-19 advisory committee, joins us to discuss variants, vaccination, and the national response, and Laura Spinney, author of Pale Rider, chats about the parallels between the 1918 flu pandemic and our current predicament.
Former UK Health Secretary and current Chair of the Health and Social Care Select Committee, Jeremy Hunt MP, talks to Gavin and Jessamy about the last twelve months in British politics and policy, and discusses his hopes for the future of health in the UK.
To find out the truth behind the mutation stories, Gavin and Jessamy chat with Dr. Emma Hodcroft of nextstrain, Prof. Alex Ford tells us why IBS is misdiagnosed and misunderstood, and Rachel Fleishman MD reads her Wakley Prize winning essay, Dreams Deferred.
The final episode of the year tells the story of COVID-19 through five Lancet articles, focusing on key workers, low and middle-income countries, mental health, and the lessons learned from a tumultuous year. Featuring Richard Horton, Zoe Mullan, John McConnell, Niall Boyce, and John Carson.
Kalipso Chalkidou of Imperial College gives us an overview of the frontrunner COVID-19 vaccines, how they work, and what hurdles are left to overcome, and Natalie Shenker of Hearts Milk Bank explains the work done by the charity.
Why have COVID-19 contact tracing operations around Europe failed to avoid another round of lockdowns? Rosanna Peeling of LSHTM joins us to chat, and Melinda Buntin and Ines Hassan discuss the reasoning behind keeping schools open and the sacrifices involved.
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 with Senior Executive Editor Pam Das and Senior Editor of The Lancet Global Health, Mandip Aujla.
Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin, authors of new book Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal, join us to talk about the climate emergency, how it can be solved, and the forthcoming US election.
Peter Hotez joins us to talk vaccine progress and how science needs to communicate in the USA, and philosopher of science Cailin O'Connor discusses our understanding of theories, facts, and how misinformation spreads.
In a special episode for Peer Review Week 21-25 September, editor-in-chief of The Lancet Richard Horton joins us to discuss the past, present, and future of scientific publishing in light of COVID-19.
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 treatment.
We ask Prof. Gill Livingston how up to 40% of dementia cases can be prevented, and Dr. Saskia Osendarp tells us how COVID-19 looks set to undo two decades of progress on child malnutrition.