RethinkHIV Researcher Joins Global Call for Universal Health Coverage
2 Oct 2015
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RethinkHIV Researcher Joins Global Call for Universal Health Coverage
POST BY: RUSH Foundation

RethinkHIV researcher Dr. Anna Vassall of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a signatory of a full-page advertisement in the New York Times with 266 other economists calling for greater health investment.

NYTThe declaration states, “Our generation has a historic opportunity to achieve a ‘grand convergence’ in global health, reducing preventable maternal, child and infectious disease deaths to universally low levels by 2035.”

Ahead of the adoption of the Global Goals at the United Nations in New York,  the economists called on world leaders to prioritize a “pro-poor pathway to universal health coverage”.

President Emeritus and Charles W. Eliot Professor of Harvard University, Lawrence Summers, wrote a related commentary on the urgent need to invest in health, which he posted on his blog and in the Financial Times and Washington Post. Other signatories included Bjorn Lomborg and Stef Bertozzi.