A Trip to the Psychic

Looking into their crystal balls to find out what’s in store for 2018, public health experts found a mixed bag.

Wild polio will be wiped out in a matter of months, with the exception of vaccine-derived cases; but a vast health worker shortage (over 7 million) will only increase in years to come.

After successful pilot programs in countries like Namibia and the Netherlands, more governments will pay their citizens a ‘universal basic income’; but curbs on migration will scupper the earning potential of many.

2018 will be a resilience test for aid organizations, with the #MeToo movement gaining momentum, and US funding drying up.

NPR Goats and Soda

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