The UK as a global centre for health and health science

7 February, 2020

This week's print issue of The Lancet (8 February 2020) has a Comment from Lord Crisp and colleagues at the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health.

Citation, selected extracts and a comment from me below.

CITATION: Comment| volume 395, issue 10222, p398-399, february 08, 2020

The UK as a global centre for health and health science

Nigel Crisp et al.

Published: February 05, 2020

DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30236-1

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30236-1/fulltext

On Feb 6, 2020, the APPG publishes its new report, The UK as a Global Centre for Health and Health Science.

Our new report proposes that the UK now needs to act decisively to maintain and strengthen its role as a global leader in health and health science... We propose that it should:

1. Re-state its commitment to improving health globally, advocating for the right to health for all people everywhere, and working to the highest standards in science, business, and partnerships.

2. Bring together the combined strengths of its academic, government, commercial, and not-for-profit sectors to realise synergies and create a shared vision for the UK as a global centre for health and health science.

Comment (Neil PW): HIFA's global membership includes some 2000 UK-based professionals with an interest in global health. We look forward to continue playing our part in promoting communication, collaboration and partnership.

Best wishes, Neil

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