Voices in global health: present realities, future challenges

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The Lancet
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Volume 387, No. 10033, Book review of “To Save Humanity”: What Matters Most for a Healthy Future Julio Frenk, Steven J Hoffman, eds. Oxford University Press, 2015

2016 will already be remembered as a year of great setbacks in the pursuit of global health and wellbeing; mass social upheaval in the Middle East and north Africa, driven by conflict and a legacy of persistent structural violence, continues to challenge the notion of our shared humanity, while the end of the world's worst Ebola virus outbreak in west Africa has prompted sombre reflection and fierce critique of systemic failures in global outbreak response.