Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…

WHO’s Vision Of Sustainable Development In Health ‘Prioritizes Disease’

The Lancet: Offline: WHO offers a new future for sustainable development
Richard Horton, The Lancet editor-in-chief

“…Does WHO see health negatively: preventing, controlling, and eliminating disease? Or does WHO view health more positively: achieving a healthy life and improved wellbeing? For billions of people, the first concept still remains overwhelmingly important and WHO has chosen to stress a future that prioritizes disease, the determinants of disease, and disease-driven services. But the time is fast approaching when human wellbeing will be the centerpiece of our goal for a healthy human life — a post-2030 vision, perhaps, for those of us who survive that long” (5/31).

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters: 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270

www.kff.org | Email Alerts: kff.org/email | facebook.com/KaiserFamilyFoundation | twitter.com/KaiserFamFound

Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, California.