OPINION: How to Close the Health Gap Between Rich and Poor
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The world is at a unique 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 wealthy 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. What it will take is a coordinated, future-oriented investment strategy.