Sir Richard Feachem and Dr. Gavin Yamey of University of California San Francisco are featured in a CNN Global Public Square Blog post regarding "Global Health 2035," a new report from the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health (CIH), co-chaired by DCP3 series editor Dean Jamison and chaired by Lawrence H. Summers, President Emeritus of Harvard University.
Feachem and Yamey's article, entitled "Time ripe for a new kind of global health aid," argues that the United States, and the rest of the world, need to make an increased commitment to acheiving global health goals.
Global Health 2035 makes the case that collective investment today could tackle the world's largest health problems by year 2035. This "grand convergence" would bring preventable deaths down to universally low rates, including such actions as:
- Preparing for global threats, like pandemics and drug resistance
- Reducing infectious, maternal, and child deaths
- Preventing chronic diseases, like diabetes and heart disease, by reducing risk factors
To read more about Global Health 2035, visit their website, or follow them on twitter @globalhealth2035.