A Grand Convergence in Mortality is Possible: Comment on Global Health 2035

Document Type: Editorial

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Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Abstract

The grand challenge in global health is the inequality in mortality and life expectancy between countries and within countries. According to Global Health 2035, the Lancet Commission celebrating the 20th anniversary of the World Development Report (WDR) of 1993, the world now has the unique opportunity to achieve a grand convergence in global mortality within a generation. This article comments on the main findings and recommendations of the Global Health 2035.

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