OPINION: Grand Convergence in Global Health is Realizable
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The world is at a historical inflection point. By making today’s medicines, vaccines, and other health tools universally available — and by stepping up research efforts to develop tomorrow’s health tools — we could close the health gap between rich and poor countries within a generation.
By 2035, we could achieve a “grand convergence” in global health, reducing preventable maternal and child deaths, including those caused by infectious diseases, to unprecedentedly low levels worldwide.