Global Health Community Should Reflect On ‘Unifying Power Of Health’ In 2017

The Lancet: 2017: The unifying power of health
Editorial Board

“…2016 has … seen some striking successes in health: polio eradication has come tantalizingly close … and 30 million people were successfully vaccinated against a raging yellow fever outbreak in DR Congo and Angola … At its best, the health community can offer hope at moments of despair. In 2017, we will discover what a U.S. presidency led by Donald Trump actually means. Will it be as apocalyptic as some predict? Or will he be a model of business-like pragmatism? As 2016 draws to a close, it is perhaps worth reflecting on the unifying power of health. 2017 is likely to need that kind of optimism more than ever” (12/17).