Tarja Halonen
chair of the commission

Giving peace a chance through
health and gender equality

Tarja Halonen, former President of Finland is Chair of the new The LancetSIGHT Commission on peaceful societies through health and gender equality. “Health is a key issue for building strong and resilient societies”, the President says in an interview about her engagement in the commission.  

Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet: “Global health is about equity and creating fairer societies. It’s about realizing the right to health.”

Peter Friberg.

Peter Friberg, Co-chair and SIGHT Director. “The collaborative work among both young and senior people within this Commission is a joy and challenge. The mix of political-, gender-, health, and peace disciplines, to name a few, is fantastic and brings data together from several angles enabling us to make novel contributions and conclusions.“

The Commissioners bring expertise in health, gender, peace, and conflict research and policy across a range of geographies and institutions.

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