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Dame Sally urges global perspective on health in her last report

 

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Dame Sally urges global perspective on health in her last report

In her final annual report as England’s chief medical officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies outlines the UK’s leading role in global health and highlights the need to share international knowledge and experience.

The report makes clear that by focusing purely on domestic health, we risk failing to control the shifting tide of global threats. Diseases and their determinants do not respect international borders. Ebola, antimicrobial resistance and widening health inequalities are already presenting significant challenges.