Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association | September 6, 2011Read the Publication
Global health concerns us all. It is a matter of the human worth of poor and rich alike.
There is growing interest in global health both at home and abroad. Books and articles on global health are being launched as never before. Politicians, businessmen and celebrities compete to show the deepest engagement. But difficult questions remain unanswered. How shall we help? Will more money mean better results? How shall we finally rid ourselves of the colonial heritage of donor and beneficiary countries so that global health policy becomes relevant for us all? How shall we prevent the poor from inheriting our lifestyle ailments in addition to the burden of infection?