NEW YORK, New York — The closing sessions at the Time Global Health Summit, I hope, left the audience with a feeling of hope and a call to action.
Bono appeared above our heads as a giant projected image, likening the Summit to a health Woodstock Fest, but with a critical mission. I loved his words — that these challenges and days ahead are an “adventure” to be embraced and a time to define ourselves as citizens of the planet.
Pat Mitchell, president of PBS, called for a more engaged media. Her comments are worth taking to heart.
Ironically, though, most every session called for more public engagement and political leadership. However, besides the over-sized Time Magazine cover images and Time‘s hosting of the event, the media continues to fail to deliver on these long-term, urgent issues.
–J. Carl Ganter
Circle of Blue director
J. Carl Ganter is co-founder and director of Circle of Blue, the internationally recognized center for original frontline reporting, research, and analysis on resource issues with a focus on the intersection between water, food, and energy.