To Save Humanity

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To Save Humanity
Front cover of To Save Humanity.
Editor Julio Frenk, Steven J. Hoffman
CountryUnited States
GenreNon-fiction Essays
Published2015 (Oxford University Press)
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN 978-0-19-022154-6

To Save Humanity is a 2015 anthology of 96 essays on global health by authors who range from heads of states, movie stars, scientists at leading universities, activists, and Nobel Prize winners. Each contributor was asked the same question: "What is the single most important thing for the future of global health over the next fifty years?" [1] The collection was edited by University of Miami president Julio Frenk and Canadian scientist Steven J. Hoffman. [2]



The Global Strategy Lab called the collection "unparalleled" and "a primer on the major issues of our time and a blueprint for post-2015 health and development," and featured it in their annual conference. [3]

The Health Impact Fund also featured the collection at their conference. [4]

The Lancet described the book as "testimony to the complexity of global health politics," and called it "a reminder that the breadth of individual and institutional engagement with global health cannot be fully captured by one set of global goals." [5]

Vox has republished several of the articles for free online as part of a series titled "One Change to Save the World." [6]

Essays by notable figures [2]

AuthorEssay Title
Fazle Hasan Abed Harnessing Women's Agency
Recep Akdag Leadership for Health Equity
Michelle Bachelet Governance and Leadership for Health
Joyce Banda Prioritizing Vulnerable Populations
Seth Berkley Vaccines- Accelerating Access For All
Ela Bhatt Improving Health By Addressing Poverty
Agnes Binagwaho Biosocial Education For All
Michael Bloomberg City Leadership on Climate Change
Albina du Boisrouvray Health Is Not Alone
Irina Bokova Education First
Larry Brilliant Pandemic's One-Two-Three Punch
Gro Harlem Bruntdland Equality is the Future
Felipe Calderon Prioritizing Health in Politics
Ray Chambers Committing to Unbridled Collaboration
Margaret Chan Climate's Big Health Warning
Helen Clark Tackling Obesity and Overweight
Bill Clinton Preventing Premature Deaths
Paul Collier HIV Treatment, A Moral Duty
Francis S. Collins The Power Of Science
Nigel Crisp Whose Life Is It?
Sally C. Davies The Drugs Don't Work
Mark Dybul Vision 2020- and Beyond
Carissa F. Etienne Achieving Social Equity
Paul Farmer Healthcare Financing and Social Justice
Richard Feachem A Global CDC and FDA
Harvey V. Fineberg A Universal Flu Vaccine
Julio Frenk The Power Of Knowledge
Thomas Frieden Better Information Will Save Lives
Laurie Garrett Communicable before Noncommunicable Diseases
Melinda Gates Human-Centered Design
Amanda GlassmanA Data Revolution in Health
Lawrence Gostin Imagining Global Health With Justice
Teguest Guerma Putting People First
Angel Gurria The Big Health Data Future
Jane Halton Standing Up To Big Tobacco
Margaret Hamburg Safe Food and Medical Products
Katharine Hayhoe Climate Change Is Here
David L. Heymann A Convenient Defense- Defining Affordability
Steven Hoffman A Science of Global Strategy
Arianna Huffington Time for Renewal
John Ioannidis Reliable, Unbiased, Reproducible Evidence
Elton John Love Is The Cure
Angelique Kidjo Secondary Schooling for Girls
Jim Yong Kim Getting Health Delivery Right
Anthony Lake Equity in Child Survival
Alan Lopez Ignorance about Causes of Death
Adetokunbo O. Lucas Five Pillars of Wisdom
Graca Machel Keeping the Promise to Children
Michael Marmot Fairness and Health Equity
Anne Mills From Hegemony to Partnership
Sania Nishtar Fusion Fund for Health
Anders Nordstrom Health and Not Health Care
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Diet for a Healthy Future
Sean Penn We're All In This Together
Navanethem Pillay No Health without Rights
Peter Piot No Magic Bullet
Thomas Pogge The Health Impact Fund
Michael E. Porter Value-Based Health-Care Delivery
Esther Duflo Acknowledging Ignorance
K. Srinath Reddy From Pulse to Planet
Judith Rodin Universal Health Coverage
Simon Rushton Who Will Lead?
Richard Sezibera The Rwandan Consensus
Rajiv Shah Ending Preventable Child Death
Michel Sidibe Global Health Citizenship
Wole Soyinka Harmonizing Health
Jonas Gahr Store Public Health 2.0
Larry Summers Investing In A Grand Convergence
Keizo Takemi Health in a Multipolar World

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