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Peter Piot: Mentor for global health

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2187 (Published 20 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2187

Individual Health & Public Health


Individual health and public health are inseparable. In order to promote individual health, physicians must also promote public health by thinking globally and functioning as medical sociologists, who value human rights, quality of life, social justice, international relations, and world peace. The path to world peace begins with the physician's commitment to individual health and public health. Peace and health are inseparable.


Competing interests: No competing interests

22 April 2016
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA