A multifaceted approach to global health

Schiebinger, Londa; Turner, Brandon E.; Laxminarayan, Ramanan; Fanzo, Jessica C.; Cluver, Lucie; Ibrahim, Mona

World Health Day underscores the scientific community’s commitment to achieving health equity for all. It is paramount to eliminate bias in research that has traditionally focused on men, neglecting the specific needs of diverse populations. Innovative clinical trial designs are being developed with more inclusive enrollment. Ensuring equitable access to essential antibiotics, coupled with robust infection prevention and control measures, is vital to safeguarding public health. The pursuit of health equity extends beyond the realm of medicine. Investments in local food production and robust social safety nets are critical for mitigating the effects of climate change on access to healthy diets. Additionally, in times of polycrisis, prioritizing the unique needs of children and empowering community-led healthcare initiatives in conflict zones are essential steps. By taking these actions, we can move closer to realizing everyone’s fundamental right to health.


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May 30, 2024