Editorial: Public Health Ethics—10 Years On

Public Health Ethics
Volume 11, Issue 1, 1 April 2018

Editorial: Public Health Ethics—10 Years On
Marcel Verweij; Angus Dawson
Public Health Ethics, Volume 11, Issue 1, 1 April 2018, Pages 1–5, https://doi.org/10.1093/phe/phy003
Public Health Ethics first appeared in April 2008, so with this issue, we celebrate 10 years of publication. The interest in public health ethics as a subfield of bioethics, already beginning to grow before the birth of the journal, has continued to expand steadily throughout this period. The success of Public Health Ethics over these 10 years is a reason for celebration. However, it is good to put this in perspective, in that a significant part of the interest is due to the continuing global need for public health action to address population-level health problems, the ongoing lack of public health infrastructures and poor environmental health in many places in the world, the growing health inequalities between rich and poor and growing health risks due to climate change, population movement, ageing, antimicrobial resistance and overconsumption…