A World Converging within a Generation

January 27th, 2014

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, on January 24, 2014, Summers was joined by Bill Gates, Linah Mohohlo and Jim Yong Kim for an event to discuss a report by The Lancet Commission on Investing in Health, chaired by Summers.  The report points to the possibility of achieving dramatic gains in global health by 2025 through a grand convergence around infectious, child, and maternal mortality; major reductions in the incidence and consequences of non-communicable disease and injuries; and the promise of universal health coverage.  A brief video on convergence launched the event. Watch the video here.