The state of global health in 2014

Science  12 Sep 2014:
Vol. 345, Issue 6202, pp. 1275-1278
DOI: 10.1126/science.1257099

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The global health landscape looks more promising than ever, although progress has been uneven. Here, we describe the current global burden of disease throughout the life cycle, highlighting regional differences in the unfinished agenda of communicable diseases and reproductive, maternal, and child health and the additive burden of emerging noncommunicable diseases and injuries. Understanding this changing landscape is an essential starting point for effective allocation of both domestic and international resources for health.

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