The Report

Prompted by the 20th anniversary of Investing in Health, the World Bank's 1993 World Development Report (WDR 1993), an independent commission of 25 renowned economists and global health experts revisited the case for investment in health and developed a new investment framework to achieve dramatic health gains by 2035. The commission's report, Global Health 2035: A World Converging within a Generation, was published in The Lancet on December 3, 2013.

The Global Health 2035 report has four major themes:

A grand convergence in health is achievable within our lifetime

The returns from investing in health are extremely impressive

Fiscal policies are a powerful, underused lever for curbing non-communicable diseases and injuries

Progressive pathways to universal health coverage are an efficient way to achieve health and financial protection

These are summarized in our section on Key Messages and in a series of Overviews and Briefs.

The report includes five supplementary web appendices, a collection of background working papers, and is accompanied by a series of editorial commentaries.

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