Countries, Beware: Climbing up the income ladder can seriously damage your health!, by Nicolai

If you ask the proverbial ‘man on the street’ where the greatest health needs in the world are, most will think of the poorest countries. But they are wrong. It may surprise you that over half Médecins Sans Frontières’ medical programmes are in countries currently labelled as ‘middle income’. The health needs we see there are real and desperate. But in a changing world, the international system used to categorise a population’s health needs according to their country income is no longer fit for purpose. (Read article). 


Meinie Nicolai is the President of Médecins Sans Frontières's Brussels Operational Centre.