The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have measurably reduced the worldwide burdens of poverty, hunger and disease since 2000.
Professor Dame Sally C Davies, Chief Medical Officer, UK Department of Health
Steven Hoffman, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa; Co-editor, To Save Humanity: What Matters Most for a Healthy Future
But with the MDG's set to expire by the end of the year, continued progress on these fronts is anything but certain. In addition to the persisting threats of the 20th century, globalization has sped the development of new threats: pandemics, climate change and chronic disease, affecting rich and poor countries equally. Focusing on post-2015 health and development, the panel will discuss what they see as the biggest challenges for the future of global health, including antimicrobial resistance, affordability in healthcare and strategies to achieve global collective action on health issues. The panel is made up of co-authors of To Save Humanity: What Matters Most for a Healthy Future in which the speakers joined almost 100 other leading voices from science, politics, and social advocacy in articulating what single issue matters most for the future of global health.