When the G7 and heads of intergovernmental organizations come together today in the beautiful Charlevoix region of Quebec, there will be one goal in everyone’s mind: Build a more sustainable, equitable and secure world.

As Canada takes on the G7 presidency for 2018 and marks 150 years as a confederation, The Lancet brings together a range of voices on the country’ growing role in global health and its universal health coverage at home.

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

Every US citizen has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. What about health care? Surgeon and New Yorker writer Atul Gawande returned to his hometown in rural Athens, Ohio, to find out what people there thought.

How countries can move toward building sustainable community health programs

Maximizing technology could make all the difference in bringing universal health care to Africans, said WHO’s Africa Director Matshidiso Moeti at the first WHO Africa Health Forum underway in Rwanda this week.

“It’s like the United Nations,” Rashid Chotani, MD, MPH, executive director of the Muslim Community Clinic in Silver Spring, Maryland jokes of the sunny, high-ceilinged waiting room. On any given day, it seats patients from places like Kenya, New Guinea, Colombia or Egypt.…

The science community warns of further complications with the repeal of Obamacare. Atul Gawande and others fear the potential loss of vital data if patients, scared that honesty could lead to denial of coverage without the preexisting condition clause, may not accurately…

Calling universal health coverage “a beacon of hope for a healthier world,” WHO Director-General Margaret Chan and former DG Gro Harlem Brundtland say the time for UHC is now in an Thomson Reuters Foundation op-ed. One reason for the urgency: “WHO estimates that out-of-…

In 2013, all contraceptives in the US were to be covered without a copay under the Affordable Care Act. However, according to many physicians, several legal barriers have made it next to impossible for patients to receive the benefits of this provision. A 2015 Kaiser…