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NEJM Features Articles On Global Health Issues

The New England Journal of Medicine features several pieces on global health in its current issue. In an editorial, David Hunter of Harvard School of Public Health and Harvey Fineberg of the Institute of Medicine discuss “five major forces and trends suggesting that as the 21st century progresses, a global perspective on public health will be increasingly critical” (5/1). Lawrence Gostin of Georgetown University Law Center and the WHO Collaborating Center on Public Health Law and Human Rights and Devi Sridhar of the WHO Collaborating Center for Population Health Research and Training discuss global health and the law in a review article, writing, “Global health law, despite its limitations, remains vital to achieving global health with justice” (5/1). And in a perspective piece, Michael Merson of the Duke Global Health Institute writes about the role of universities in promoting global health (5/1).