Science, innovation and society: what we need to prepare for the health challenges of the twenty-first century?

International Health
Volume 11, Issue 5, September 2019
http://inthealth.oxfordjournals.org/content/current

 

Commentaries
Science, innovation and society: what we need to prepare for the health challenges of the twenty-first century?
Jeremy Farrar
International Health, Volume 11, Issue 5, September 2019, Pages 317–320, https://doi.org/10.1093/inthealth/ihz047
A little over 30 y ago, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was first identified as the cause of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Within a decade the nature of the infection, the pathogenesis and a series of combination therapies had been developed that transformed a deadly infection into a challenging but manageable condition. The challenge was then to ensure that everyone who needed these lifesaving therapies had access to them. With more than 20 million people…