Healthier, fairer, safer: the global health journey 2007–2017

Author: Sir Liam Donaldson (on behalf of WHO)
Publication date: May 2017

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This independent report, commissioned by WHO and written by Sir Liam Donaldson, reflects on the trends, achievements and challenges in global health over the past decade during which Dr Margaret Chan has been Director-General of WHO. It discusses the role of WHO in dealing with such issues as the rise of noncommunicable diseases, leaps in life expectancy, and emerging threats like climate change and antimicrobial resistance.

The sections include:

  • Populations: the vital signs
  • Saving mothers and children
  • Microbes: old and new
  • The ascendancy of noncommunicable diseases
  • Closing the gap in a generation
  • Healthy ageing
  • Good health services for all
  • Vaccines: protecting young lives
  • Emergencies: protect and mitigate