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PLoS Medicine Issue Image | Vol. 13(11) November 2016

PLoS Medicine Issue Image | Vol. 13(11) November 2016

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Towards Equity in Health: Researchers Take Stock

Events of 2016 have underscored divides between people that call to mind, and in some cases mirror, disparities in health and healthcare. At the same time, progress in medical research has provided many reasons for shared optimism.

For this month’s Editorial, PLOS Medicine has invited 7 global health leaders to discuss key developments from 2016 impacting the equitable provision of effective medical care to all populations. The authors—ranging from the inaugural National Institutes of Health Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity to the Dean of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong—share insights from frontline efforts toward racial/ethnic representation in clinical studies, ethical and effective research during outbreaks, controlling high-burden infectious diseases, and provision of healthcare to vulnerable migrants.

Their thoughts on the year highlight unanswered questions, but also reflect the talent and collaborative spirit abundant in the global health research community.

Image Credit: PATH global health, Flickr

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Towards Equity in Health: Researchers Take Stock

Events of 2016 have underscored divides between people that call to mind, and in some cases mirror, disparities in health and healthcare. At the same time, progress in medical research has provided many reasons for shared optimism.

For this month’s Editorial, PLOS Medicine has invited 7 global health leaders to discuss key developments from 2016 impacting the equitable provision of effective medical care to all populations. The authors—ranging from the inaugural National Institutes of Health Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity to the Dean of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong—share insights from frontline efforts toward racial/ethnic representation in clinical studies, ethical and effective research during outbreaks, controlling high-burden infectious diseases, and provision of healthcare to vulnerable migrants.

Their thoughts on the year highlight unanswered questions, but also reflect the talent and collaborative spirit abundant in the global health research community.

Image Credit: PATH global health, Flickr

https://doi.org/10.1371/image.pmed.v13.i11.g001