The Lancet is one of the world’s best known, oldest, and most respected general medical journals. While in London, Joanna took a trip to Camden to visit the editor-in-chief Richard Horton. Richard is a passionate advocate for improving the lives of the world’s poorest people. He got Joanna’s attention by drawing attention to the millions of the world’s “virtual people.” It’s not a new computer game, it is a very important task. There are people who are born, live and die and no one even knows they exist. Over 50 million people a year, are born and they are not registered, not counted in population estimates, and for all intents and purposes, they are invisible. That’s shocking, Every one of us in a small way, can make our lives count for something – lets make our lives count, so that we can in whatever way we can, do something to help the world’s “virtual people.”
Joanna is really starting to see some interesting places and meet some interesting people, but there are so many more she could meet that she doesn’t know about!