World Bank Group President Dr. Jim Kim calls for next generation activists to tackle global health challenges

13 July, 2016

As part of an official state visit to the Netherlands, World Bank Group President Dr. Jim Yong Kim delivered an inspiring and activating Joep Lange Institute lecture. The lecture was about tackling the global health challenges of our time. After referencing the feats of activists including Joep Lange, Kim focused his attention on the activists of the future, confronting the audience with the 'fierce urgency of now'.

Key takeaways from the lecture

  • Invest in global health to spur economic development;
  • Use financial instruments and private sector power for the benefit of the poor; and
  • Build the science of healthcare delivery to generate more impact.

Read the press release here.

Watch the video here.


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