Monday, December 13, 2010

The Lancet Commissions


Health professionals for a new century: transforming
education to strengthen health systems in an interdependent world


The Journal Lancet this week features an article whose research has been supported by,  The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The China Medical Board, and The Rockefeller Foundation.

It is an exemplary and exhaustive analysis of world health resources, past, present and future requirements.

As we rush along into the second decade of the 21st Century it seems that health care throughout the world is suffering.  The United States is battling with the concepts of ‘collective health’ delivery which seems to run counter to the republic and it’s constitutional guarantees of freedom of choice.

In Europe we witness the strains about the UK N.H.S. as it becomes introspective about it’s systems shortfall. 

Perhaps neither system will benefit global health, and a more uniform health system will morph from the present near ruins.

The article is an involved read, and not for the weak of heart, mind, or eye.


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