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May 2012

Putting the “Global” Back in Global Health

Arch Surg. 2012;147(5):404-407. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.615

This month, the Group of Eight (G8) convenes at Camp David in Maryland1 to consider urgent and complex multinational economic and security concerns. As good health fosters productive economies and political stability, global health should be considered integral to the G8's vast agenda. A central tenet of our world's economy and diplomatic relations, the vision for global health must be reimagined to encompass the full spectrum of health priorities if it is to advance the quality of life for billions of citizens around the world.

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