‘Time Is Now’ To Create ‘Grand Convergence’ In Global Health
Huffington Post: Achieving Global Health Equality Within a Generation
Lawrence Summers, president emeritus of Harvard University and chair of the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health, GlobalHealth2035.org, and Gavin Yamey, associate professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and a member of the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health
“…A new report published in The Lancet, called Global Health 2035, which we co-authored along with 23 renowned economists and health experts, shows that if we make the right investments in the health sector today, we could achieve universally low rates of infectious, maternal and child deaths by 2035. … Our report will not be the last report ever written on global health. There will be challenges for as long as anyone can foresee. But there’s only one time in history when we will have the prospect of a grand convergence in health. That time is now. We can afford it. We know how to do it. Now let’s get the job done” (1/21).