Meeting a Challenge with Ideas and Optimism

For three days last week, 350 experts and policymakers gathered in New York City to discuss the challenges for public health around the world--and why it is in the interest of Americans to care. The TIME Global Health Summit, whose participants included Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Kofi Annan, Madeleine Albright, Rick Warren, Ted Turner, Paul Wolfowitz of the World Bank and UNICEF's Ann Veneman, reflected what we try to do in the magazine, which is to cover stories that are shaping our future but don't always attract big, blaring headlines. Some of the disease fighters we profiled in last week's issue,...

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