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[Comment] Offline: Let’s celebrate rhetoric-based development

“We are now no more than rent boys in the neoliberal takeover of health, nutrition, and development.” The words of one professor of global health last week. He was angry about what has become the most politically charged annual event in global health—the UN General Assembly in New York, a kind of Davos for real people. This year was historic, and not only because Pope Francis shamed heads of state into thinking about someone other than themselves. It was also historic because it signified a turning point in international diplomacy.

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