by Julio Frenk, Octavio Gómez-Dantés, Suerie Moon et al.
The Lancet, Vol. 383, Issue 9911, pp. 94-97, 4 January 2014
The moment is ripe to revisit the idea of global health. Despite tens of billions of dollars spent over the past decade under the auspices of global health, a consensus definition for this term remains elusive. Yet the way in which we understand global health critically shapes not only which and whose problems we tackle, but also the way in which we raise and allocate funds, communicate with the public and policy makers, educate students, and design the global institutions that govern our collective efforts to protect and promote public health worldwide.