(with thanks to Global Health Now)
In a pointed challenge, Lancet editor-in-chief Richard Horton warned Consortium of Universities for Global Health conference attendees Saturday that an exclusive focus on improving health will fail.
Horton argued instead for planetary health.
“We have to cross outside of health and think about the relationship between health and other dimensions being defined as sustainability,”Horton said, in a keynote address at the annual CUGH conference, which opened Saturday in San Francisco and attracted more than 1,800 attendees from around the world.
Citing the work of a Lancet Commission that published a 2014 manifesto, Horton argued that the global health community and others need to embrace planetary health. “Our vision is for a planet that nourishes and sustains the diversity of life with which we coexist and on which we depend,” Horton and others wrote in the manifesto.
Brian W. Simpson, Global Health NOW
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