Lancet: Can one turn an aspiration into reality?

February 6th, 2015

By Richard Horton

The Lancet Vol. 385 February 7, 2015

The idea of a “grand convergence” in health, achievable
within our lifetimes, might seem a naive idea. Chronic
confl icts, 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