Contributed to Health Blogs by Abhishek Shah

and it is we who will be affected most by the decisions we take today on AIDS/HIV epidemic, climate change, food, energy, environmental degradation, economic stability and the continuing challenge of world poverty.

Such decisions will influence the shape and quality of our future lives and could even dictate how long we will live. So it is very important that we, as individuals and as a group, take a keen interest in these issues now and make absolutely sure our views are heard