Manuscript Title

Commentary for the Inaugural Issue

Abstract

Dr. Paul Rich, President of the Policy Studies Organization, introduces the editors of World Medical & Health Policy, and underscores the much-needed aim of this journal, "to help all of us be informed and participate in the forging of medical and health policies so we can make informed decisions." Dr. Rich continues that "this is a journal for the leaders in world medicine and health affairs. There never was a time when health decisions needed more well-founded information and well crafted scholarship. That is a large task. It is not flattery but simply the truth to say that seldom has a new journal gone out into the world with better captains or more promise, and with prospects we trust not for great fatigue but for great achievement."