With an extended Easter weekend coming up for many of you, we won’t keep you long in this week’s intro. We just hope that, like Jesus managed a few thousand years ago, you can “bounce back” from whatever sorrow and struggles of the past year, and find the inner strength to live as the person you want to be in your best moments, while accepting that you’re human (i.e. not Jesus) and thus sometimes will fail. If that sounds too much like a plea for ‘resilience’ (it isn’t meant to), guess we’ve been too long in this HPSR business already : )
If even Jeff Sachs sounds dystopian these days, time seems to be running out if we want to make this a fairer and sustainable world. We owe it to future generations to give everything we have. If we still needed a reminder, American youth gave a powerful one last weekend. And in the murky Global Fund & Heineken partnership story, there was also a breakthrough this week, just in time for Easter.
PS: we realize many among you are less into Jesus and more into James Bond, and so we hope you ‘Die Another Day’ on Saturday and then get going again on Sunday, for ‘Health for All’. With or without chocolate eggs. Or Martini 🙂
PS: at the time of writing, this week’s Lancet issue wasn’t yet online. Or perhaps Richard et al already flew into the Martini in London and skip it altogether this week (Easter Friday).
Enjoy your reading.
The editorial team
(you find the pdf of the full newsletter here: IHPn463 )