I am not going to write you a year end round-up for 2009. Other people are doing an excellent job of that. So, instead, I offer you the best global health year-end round-ups of the year – a round-up of the round-ups:
- The Top Five Global Health Innovations of the 2000s. The first time I read the list, I had my doubts. The second time I realized it was spot-on. It’s a great summary of the major technology breakthroughs of the last decade.
- USA Today’s Decade in Health. This list is US-focused, but it does touch on some major health issues in the last ten years. I thought the inclusion of SARS and its impact on global cooperation was especially interesting.
- Change.org’s Five Global Health Success Stories from 2009. This one is a 2009 list, not a decade list. I liked the inclusion of patents as a thought-provoking success story, and it’s always nice to read a list of successes.
- Students for Global Health Equity Reflect on the major global health developments of the decade. The student perspective on global health, including PEPFAR, the Gates Foundation, students as a force for good, and debates on governance in global health.