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‘Grand Convergence’ In Global Health Possible

Business Day Live: Grand convergence in global health is realizable
Gavin Yamey, a professor in the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco, and Helen Saxenian, a consultant at the Results for Development Institute

“…By 2035, we could achieve a ‘grand convergence’ in global health, reducing preventable maternal and child deaths, including those caused by infectious diseases, to unprecedentedly low levels worldwide. What it will take is a coordinated, future-oriented investment strategy. … With aggressively scaled-up health investments, 10 million lives could be saved annually, beginning in 2035. The economic payoff would be enormous: every dollar invested in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to achieve this grand convergence would return $9-$20…” (4/22).