On 14 October, 850 family members, friends, colleagues, prominent scientists and dignitaries paid tribute to the lives of Joep Lange and Jacqueline van Tongeren.
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The past decades have brought increasing recognition that health and development are intertwined. As a consequence attention and funding for global health issues have greatly increased. The international health initiatives that were born out of this are, however, primarily targeted at major infectious diseases. These initiatives have saved and are saving millions of lives and are contributing to health systems strengthening, but are not primarily addressing the nuts and bolts of sustainable health care delivery. >