UCL Lancet Lecture explores non-communicable diseases
The latest UCL Lancet Lecture was held in April, examining the relatively unreported non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.
The speaker, Dr Rachel Nugent, Vice President for Global NCDs at RTI International, compared them to a global pandemic or the threat from climate change and spoke about humans' inability to deal well with such existential threats.
The Grand Challenges has supported this annual lecture since 2001 and editor of The Lancet, Dr Richard Horton, spoke positively about the partnership. Past speakers have included Christiana Figueres, former Head of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Head of UNAIDS Michel Sidibé, and Indian author Arundhati Roy.