Intended for healthcare professionals


Accelerating achievement of the sustainable development goals

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 29 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i409

Shifting Gears

Like a car that accelerates by shifting gears, society progresses by shifting science, technology, philosophy, and the arts. However, while shifting, both society and cars are temporarily disengaged. Hopefully, our endless sickness, poverty, corruption, and wars are just an extended interval of disengagement, and soon, God willing, we will finally get in gear and be on our way. Vroom Vroom! Beep Beep!

Competing interests: No competing interests

02 February 2016
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA