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Columbia and Washington Study Global Health Investment

The world could see drastic reductions in preventable diseases and deaths if enough health investments were made in developing countries over the next two decades, a new study says. The report, “Global Health 2035: A World Converging in a Generation”, was published in The Lancet December 3, and calls for a range of low-cost, high-impact strategies, from higher taxes on alcohol, tobacco and sugary beverages to providing generic drugs that prevent cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The report was written by a group of 25 leading global health experts and economists including Dr. Dean Jamison, professor of global health and principal investigator of the Disease Control Priorities Network at the University of Washington School of Public Health, Dr. Lawrence Summers, Harvard University president emeritus and former U.S. Treasury Secretary, and Dr. Margaret Kruk, assistant professor of health policy and management, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.