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Millennials- The future is in your hands

15th August 2016

Millennials are aware that for many Global Health challenges, the time for action is now.  -Jack Fisher  (Reprinted from PLOS.org)

 

 

I’m a millennial and I will be nearing my 40th birthday by the year 2030. By that time the Global Health world will have spent another 15 years tackling an array of challenges. We will know if we have managed to meet the health needs of the biggest migration of individuals into Europe since the Second World War. We will know if we have been able to adapt to the ever-changing face of infectious diseases and epidemics. We will know if we have managed to reduce premature mortality in chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, lung disease, and mental health, by 25%. We will know if we have been able to curb our anthropogenic activities contributing to climate change. The only certainty is that myself, along with an army of millennials, will play an integral part in the road to 2030.

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Comments

  • Dawn
    Posted at 4:03 pm August 26, 2016
    Dawn
    Reply Author

    Excellent blog!

  • Ann Marie
    Posted at 9:31 am August 29, 2016
    Ann Marie
    Reply Author

    Excellent blog post!