Thoughtful overview and perspective from Laurie Garrett on May’s three big global health and development events.


Newsletter: Garrett on Global Health
By Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health
Council on Foreign Relations

We are at the start of a tough week for global health advocates, health security efforts, and humanitarian crises responders. The sixty-ninth World Health Assembly (WHA) opens today and lasts all week in Geneva; the World Humanitarian Summit also commences today in Istanbul. And the Group of Seven (G7) summit opens on May 26 on Japan’s Ise-Shima island, hosted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. In this update, I’ll offer a brief overview of the three events, and expectations for their outcomes. The overall take-home message: high hopes will be dashed, but skeptics may be mildly surprised.

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