2013 Graeme Clark Oration with Geoffrey Lamb, President, Global Policy & Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Global Health, Economic Growth and the End of Absolute Poverty: Hopeful evidence & hard challenges
The oration will review the extraordinary successes of the past half century in reducing mortality and disease. It will show how investments in health have been critical for economic growth and the reduction of global poverty – and helped bring the goal of an end to absolute global poverty within generational sight. But in retrospect the huge basic health advances of recent decades may have been the easy part. For example, big investments in routine vaccination and cleaner water may already have delivered up most of their dividends, and meantime we may face a 'long contraction' in public finances that will make it much harder to fund future investments. What needs to be done to ensure the next transformation in global health, and make the end of absolute poverty attainable?
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Monday, 29 April 2013 from 5.30pm
Plenary 2, Melbourne Convention Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf