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[Comment] Offline: The case against (and for) public health

When you walk into the atrium of WHO in Geneva, and if you look carefully, you will discover the head of Andrija Stampar. His face is strong, dignified, and wise. He commands your respect. His presence is rightly prominent. Stampar was the first President of the World Health Assembly in 1948. He dedicated the final decade of his life to WHO, and to what we now call global health. His contribution was inestimable. Through his work as a young district medical officer in Croatia, and then as director of public health for the new Kingdom of Yugoslavia, he showed how nations could build effective public health systems around a common vision for health and wellbeing.