Thanks to Tony Waterston for bringing David Saunders through his contributions in the critical understanding of health. For those of us who had the opportunity to meet him, David conveyed a skeptical and constructive perspective on health, particularly that of children. David's vision transcended the borders of Africa and crossed realities in different latitudes of the world. As Tony says, we have his legacy on the global
health of children and public health in relation to poverty as a structural determinant of health.
*Raúl Mercer MD MSc*
*FLACSO *(Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales)
*CISAP *(Centro de Investigación en Salud Poblacional)
CHIFA profile: Raul Mercer, MD, MSc, is the Coordinator of the Program of Social Sciences and Health at the Latin American School of Social Sciences, (www.flacso.org.ar) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He also Coordinates the Seminar on Gender and Childhood (PRIGEPP/FLACSO) and is Coordinator of the Project "Te Escucho" (I hear you) to promote child and women's rights and gender equity in public hospitals. He is also a member of the Southern Cone Initiative on Child Rights and Health, and a researcher at the Center for Research in Population Health, CISAP, Durand Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina. raulmercer AT gmail.com