It's counter-intuitive but getting healthier should make us worry

Unlike in the past, modern public health programs have led to more poverty, unemployment and a rapid rise in chronic illnesses, says a leading GP

Confronted with challenges in our daily work, reinforced by depressing news about global politics, it is understandable that we feel like hunkering down and concentrating on local distractions, such as family and valuable friendships — not that these ‘distractions’ are uniformly free of challenges, of course.


But what is occurring globally establishes a context within which we all work and there can be value in looking above the parapet, keeping an eye open for a sniper in the distance.

Adjunct Professor Thomas Bollyky, a senior fellow