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).