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Editorials Election 2017

Time to put health at the heart of all policy making

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2676 (Published 02 June 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2676

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

05 June 2017
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA