Laurie Garrett on Survival of Global Health & the beleaguered WHO
A few years ago I was speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, trying to get extraordinarily wealthy, powerful individuals to give a few minutes attention to HIV, TB, emerging diseases, inequities in access to treatment for cancer and heart diseases and other global health issues.
During a break I grabbed a bite with two of Global Health’s most famous men – one, an economist, the other a physician. For a few minutes the physician raged about what an awful, disastrous mess the World Health Organization was, concluding, “It’s in the way more than it helps for anything.”
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