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  • 19 Sprängkullsgatan Göteborg, Västra Götalands län, 411 23 Sweden (map)

Global health is about to undergo a seismic shift. But does anyone truly understand the nature and scale of that shift? The future for global health cannot be "business as usual." The Ebola epidemic has exposed severe failures in our global health architecture. 

Now is the moment to review and revise our hopes and expectations for the future of health worldwide. Unless we challenge all of our assumptions about global health, we may not only fail to advance human wellbeing, we may jeopardise the very survival of our species.

”The opportunity of uncertainty: new directions in global health" is the title for the Global Week Annual Lecture by keynote speaker Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of the Medical Journal The Lancet .

In his role as Editor-in Chief, he is a protector and defender of human health and integrity. He has a strong interest in issues of Global Health and have made a significant contribution to the understanding of human health and wellbeing, especially in low and middle income countries. 

Richard Horton is an honorary professor at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, since 2013.