Claudia Hammond is joined by surgeon and writer Dr Atul Gawande to discuss the simple but often ingenious solutions to medical problems. He explains why a simple check list, inspired by the kind of list used by pilots before take-off is saving lives in operating theatres across the world. The World Health Organisation are promoting its use across the world. He explains why it has been so successful the world over and even prevented deaths in his own surgical practice.

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Zika: a new pandemic?

Zika virus emerggency talks

The explosive spread and impact of the mosquito-borne virus.