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[Comment] Offline: “We can do something and we can succeed”

It is sometimes noted, ruefully, that global health is an affectation of western nations. The flourishing of departments of global health in Anglo-American universities has not been matched by a reciprocal response in countries claimed to be the subject of global health’s concerns. The insistent (and awkward) question won’t go away. Why should a country care about global health? The seventh meeting of The Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance (LPHA), held in Amman (Jordan), and in Ramallah (State of Palestine), sought to provide an answer.