Neglect of culture in medicine

The systematic neglect of culture is the single biggest barrier to people around the world achieving the best possible levels of health, say the authors of a major report published by The Lancet.

Led by Professor David Napier, a leading medical anthropologist from University College London (UCL), the publication claims it is the the first ever detailed appraisal of the role of culture in health.

The authors argue that cultures of all kinds