At first, I didn't like this paper - too many authors, polemical tone, not enough science.
But I'm an idiot.
The achievements speak for themselves. THe graph of under 5 mortality alone justifies the paper. This is a country that was as near the bottom as you can get, and it has hauled itself up. The lead author is the country's minister of health, and she is right to be proud. It seems that the key to success was the concept of solidarity: one country, one system, we are all in this together. That notion has so many applications - if only all politicians could apply it systematically in all their policies.
One little gripe, which I allow myself because it's a learning point. And because I've committed the same fault myself. At one point the authors say
It's a dramatic quote, but it's also the views of one man (Maurice King) known for his very extreme views. The temptation to avoid is to quote an extreme opinion and represent it as a substantial body of opinion.