Investing In Global Health Makes ‘Business Sense’
The Lancet Global Health: Surprise us, Mr. Trump
“…We know few things about [President] Trump’s position on health. … One thing we know is that he is a businessman, so … we could rightfully scrutinize the sharpness of his business acumen. As Trump defines a strategy for his priority issues, it would be good business practice for him to consider existing strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the national and global environments — the basic SWOT analysis. … Taking over a business is one thing, but running it is another, just like winning an election is one step removed from leading a government. If we try hard enough, we could give Trump the benefit of the doubt: after all, he has no experience in policymaking and seems unfamiliar with global health issues. But some things make more business sense than others, so focusing our efforts on demonstrating how sound an investment in global health would be seems practical. Let us hope he truly is unpredictable and surprises us — in a good way” (March 2017).