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Grand Convergence ‘Provides Opportunity For Unity’ In Global Health

The Lancet: Grand convergence: a future sustainable development goal?
“…Here is the case for grand convergence as a [sustainable development goal (SDG)]. A paralyzing weakness in the global health community is the rivalry between diseases. The ‘my disease is more important than your disease’ culture dissipates energy that should be directed towards the common goal of achieving the right to the highest attainable standard of health for all. But until now, except for universal health coverage, there has been no comprehensive, all encompassing objective that the global health community could unite behind. Grand convergence provides that opportunity for unity…” (1/15).

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