The Lancet Planetary Health Launch


This UK launch will celebrate the first three issues of a new Lancet journal aiming to inform and challenge our understanding of the links between the environment and human health. The Lancet Planetary Health builds on the foundation of the 2015 Rockefeller FoundationLancet Commission on planetary health. The journal is a monthly online, open access journal publishing original research, commentaries, and correspondence.


17:15 - 17:25: Introductory Talks

- Alan Dangour (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
- Raffaella Bosurgi (Editor of The Lancet Planetary Health)

17:25 – 17:50: Comments

- Andy Haines (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
- Georgina Mace (University College London)
- Saskia Heijnen (Wellcome Trust)

17:50 – 18:25: Research Talks from the first issues of The Lancet Planetary Health

-Philip Thornton (CGIAR) - Farming and the geography of nutrient production for human use: a transdisciplinary analysis

-Maylis Douine et al - via video - Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Buruli ulcer) in French Guiana, South America, 1969–2013: an epidemiological study

-Alice Munro (LSHTM grad) - Do evacuation and displacement affect the association between flooding and mental health outcomes? A cross-sectional analysis of UK survey data

18:25 – 18:30: Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health

-Doaa Abdel Motaal (Oxford Martin School)

18:30: Closing remarks

- Richard Horton (Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet)

18:35: Drinks reception

19.30: Close

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