The future of public health

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Public health deals with the health and well-being of the population as a whole and its achievements over the past century, especially in the richer countries, have been truly impressive. What direction should public health take in the future?

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Figure 1: Life expectancy and income per capita for selected countries and periods.
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Bloom, B. The future of public health. Nature 402, C63–C64 (1999) doi:10.1038/35011557

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