UCL researchers have led a number of worldwide cross-disciplinary collaborations and built on the outcomes in collaboration with The Lancet. Please see these listed below.
2018 Lancet Commission on Migration and Health
Migration is one of the most important public health issues facing the world today. International and internal migration are increasing, triggered by the displacement of large numbers of people due to conflict, natural disasters, search for safety, and economic opportunities. A well-considered and humane policy course offers extraordinary opportunities to make major gains in health and wellbeing. Subsequently, The Lancet has established an international collaboration, Lancet Migration, aiming to conduct exemplary research and leadership towards improving the lives of migrants.
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2018 Lancet Commission on Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
In this Commission, we argue that a combination of poor quality science, unclear funding models, unrealistic hopes, and unscrupulous private clinics threatens regenerative medicine's social licence to operate. If regenerative medicine is to shift from mostly small-scale bespoke experimental interventions into routine clinical practice, a substantial rethinking of the social contract that supports such research and clinical practice in the public arena will be required.
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2015 Health and climate change: policy responses to protect public health
Published annually, the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change is an international, multidisciplinary collaboration, dedicated to monitoring the evolving health profile of climate change, and providing an independent assessment of the delivery of commitments made by governments worldwide under the Paris Agreement. All content on this page is either Open Access or has been made free to read with registration.
This directly led to The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change, an international, multi-disciplinary research collaboration hosted at UCL.
In 2018, The Lancet Countdown published a report in 2018 tracking the recommendations the panel had made in 2015.
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2015 The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change
The Health and climate change: policy responses to protect public health directly led to The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change, an international, multi-disciplinary research collaboration hosted at UCL. In 2018, The Lancet Countdown published a report tracking the recommendations the panel had made in 2015.
2014 Culture and Health
Planned and unplanned migrations, diverse social practices, and emerging disease vectors transform how health and wellbeing are understood and negotiated. Simultaneously, familiar illnesses—both communicable and non-communicable—continue to affect individual health and household, community, and state economies. Together, these forces shape medical knowledge and how it is understood, how it comes to be valued, and when and how it is adopted and applied.
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2012 Shaping Cities for Health: Complexity and the Planning of Urban Environments in the 21st Century
The Healthy Cities Commission is a UCL Grand Challenge project on the role that urban planning can and should play in delivering health improvements through reshaping the urban fabric of our cities.
> UCL-Lancet Commission on Healthy Cities
2009 Managing the Health Effects of Climate Change
The Lancet Series on health and climate change reports on the health co-benefits of intervening on climate change, highlighting the important health dividend to be gained by mitigating the effects of greenhouse-gas emissions. These co-benefits for health are insufficiently known, extending beyond rich nations and reaching into low and middle-income countries, traversing sectors as diverse as household energy, urban transport, electricity generation, agriculture, and short-lived greenhouse pollutants. The Series of six papers aims to accelerate political and public assent for large cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions.
> UCL Lancet Commission on the Health Effects of Climate Change
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