February 6, 2015
By Richard Horton
The Lancet, Vol. 385, No. 9967, p492, 7 February 2015
The idea of a “grand convergence” in health, achievable within our lifetimes, might seem a naive idea. Chronic conflicts, unpredictable humanitarian disasters, and the persistent fragility of some nation states makes the notion of ending preventable mortality within a generation little more than a pipe-dream. But these ambitious goals have inspired wide support for the core message of the Commission on Investing in Health, known also as Global Health 2035 (published in The Lancet in December, 2013). Why has the central argument of the Commission, despite its utopian implications, been so warmly embraced?
Read the full piece: Lancet Editorial on Global Health 2035