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[Comment] The political economy of NCDs, and the limits of global health

19:34 EST 26 Feb 2019 | The Lancet

In 2009, Koplan and colleagues described global health as “the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people”.1 10 years later, does this definition still make sense? If so, why is global health not improving “health for all people”?2 Where does global health fit in the bigger picture of a world where inequalities are growing?3 A more honest and constructive conversation is needed about global health and its potential to help reduce inequities.

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