James Wilson and Norman Macrae were agreed the only reason they spent their lives mediating economics was ending poverty -the happiness and freedom search to empower every livelihood. Picking up their leadership pens, 105 years apart Wilson 1843 tried to celebrate goodwill of leaders as impacts of industrial revolution multiplied; Norman(1948) as the worldwide started an odyssey of doubling spends on communications every 7 years for 70 years- that's a 1000 fold increase of 2015now. Which women ensure that their half of the human race impacts the future of sustainably in all the ways that men are prone to risking most

Monday, June 8, 2015

lancet and women health commission

Jim Kim Until and unless our development investments value, compensate, count—and are accountable to—half the world’s population, we will fail in our eff orts to end extreme poverty and build peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable societies. Women—and their families— deserve no less.

Women and Health: the key for sustainable  

development   -full report published june 2015

Executive Summary

Girls' and women's health is in transition and, although some aspects of it have improved substantially in the past few decades, there are still important unmet needs. Population ageing and transformations in the social determinants of health have increased the coexistence of disease burdens related to reproductive health, nutrition, and infections, and the emerging epidemic of chronic and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Simultaneously, worldwide priorities in women's health have themselves been changing from a narrow focus on maternal and child health to the broader framework of sexual and reproductive health and to the encompassing concept of women's health, which is founded on a life-course approach. This expanded vision incorporates health challenges that affect women beyond their reproductive years and those that they share with men, but with manifestations and results that affect women disproportionally owing to biological, gender, and other social determinants.
See Commission for a full Executive Summary.


  1. Making women count
    Richard Horton, Audrey Ceschia
    The Lancet
  2. Promoting women's health for sustainable development
    Jim Yong Kim, Timothy Evans
    The Lancet
  3. Valuing the health and contribution of women is central to global development
    Melinda Gates
    The Lancet

Boston Launch | June 5, 2015

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Kresge Building, First Floor

9:00AM – 10:00AMRegistration and arrival (continental breakfast with tea and coffee)
10:00AM – 10:30AMWelcome and introduction
Dean Julio Frenk, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Justine Davies, The Lancet
Mariam Claeson, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
10:30AM – 12:00PMWomen and Health: the key to sustainable development
A panel with Commissioners including:
Ana Langer, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Afaf Meleis, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Ruth Bonita, University of Auckland
Felicia Knaul, Harvard Global Equity Initiative
12:00PM – 12:30PMResponse by two discussants:
Paula Johnson, Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Jeni Klugman, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School
12:30PM – 1:00PMQ&A with audience
1:00PM – 1:15PMClosing remarks
1:15PM – 2:00PMLunch and continued discussion

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