To the World Health Organisation and those attending the meeting of the Global Vaccine Quality Control Laboratories Network (Rome 25th-27th, September 2018).
To the European Parliament, the European Medicines Agency and the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines
Dear members of the World Health Organisation,
By sharing science and joining efforts towards better health, your organisation has improved the lives of millions of people, and we are grateful for this. Providing better nutrition, clean water, improved hygiene, and access to medical care, mortality and infectious disease have been drastically reduced. Your extraordinary communication campaign to detect cases of disease and their contacts, and isolate them, finally led to the eradication of the once devastating smallpox. These are great achievements and these noble goals should be further pursued. Today however, today we are facing a new epidemic: chronic disease. In the USA, one in two adults has a chronic disease and one in four has two or more.