What Does "Health" Really Mean?

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This week's show featured the first of a four-part series on the international conference "Global Health — A Bridge to the Future" that was held at Boston University last week.

The 4-day conference, presented by The Global Health Initiative and the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer Range Future at Boston University, approached the issue of global health from four thematic areas: creativity, identity, urbanization, and institutions.

This first two-hour special featured excerpts from the conference's plenary session that explored the concept of health and how this may evolve over the next 50 years.

The presenters who addressed the issue from the perspective of their own academic discipline and personal experience were: Richard Carmona, United States Surgeon General; Bernard Kouchner, Co-Founder of MSF, Former French Minister of Health; Mary Robinson, Executive Director, Ethical Globalization Initiative; John Abele, Founding Chairman, Boston Scientific; Solly Benatar, Director, Bioethics Center, University of Cape Town, South Africa; and Julio Frenk, Minister of Health, Mexico.

This program aired on November 20, 2005.

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