Dec 19, 2015 Volume 386 Number 10012 p2445-2540 e61
Health security: the defining challenge of 2016
This end-of-year double issue of The Lancet is a moment to pause, reflect on the passing year, and consider how the journey through 2015, with its planned milestones and unforeseen global events, might shape the path ahead in 2016. This Year in Medicine crystallises the key moments of 2015: a year that continued to be dominated by the Ebola outbreak; adoption by nations of 17 Sustainable Development Goals, setting the health agenda for the next 15 years; and appalling acts of war and terrorism, which have seen murderous violence in, for example, Syria, Paris, and California.
Time to eliminate rabies
On Dec 10, WHO and the World Organisation for Animal Health, in collaboration with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the Global Alliance for the Control of Rabies, launched a global framework to eliminate rabies by 2030. This initiative marks the first time that the human and animal health sectors have come together to adopt a common strategy to tackle this devastating, but massively neglected, disease.
This Year in Medicine
2015: review of the year
The year, progress was made for Ebola virus disease, genetic disorders, and the health of the planet and its population, with two new global agendas agreed. Farhat Yaqub reports
The medical response to multisite terrorist attacks in Paris
Martin Hirsch, Pierre Carli, Rémy Nizard, Bruno Riou, Barouyr Baroudjian, Thierry Baubet, Vibol Chhor, Charlotte Chollet-Xemard, Nicolas Dantchev, Nadia Fleury, Jean-Paul Fontaine, Youri Yordanov, Maurice Raphael, Catherine Paugam Burtz, Antoine Lafont, health professionals of Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP)