Prompted by the 20th anniversary of the 1993 World Development Report, a Lancet Commission revisited the case for investment in health and developed a new investment frame work to achieve dramatic health gains by 2035. This report has four key messages, each accompanied by opportunities for action by national governments of low-income and middle-income countries and by the international community.
Key message headlines are:
- There is an enormous payoﬀ from investing in health
- A “grand covergence” in health is achievable within our lifetimes
- Fiscal policies are a powerful and underused lever for curbing of non-communicable diseases and injuries
- Progressive universalism, a pathway to universal health coverage, is an eﬃcient way to achieve health and ﬁnancial protection