AEI Visiting Scholar Discusses Importance Of Foreign Assistance For Health, Learning From History

AEI’s “AEIdeas”: Health aid a good investment, but challenges must be overcome
Roger Bate, economist and visiting scholar at AEI, discusses Bill Gates’s recently published Wall Street Journal op-ed, in which Gates “provides a strong argument as to why foreign assistance for health is a good investment,” Bate writes. Bate continues, “Mr. Gates warns against withdrawing support and cites history as his guide. … Today we seem to be entering a similar end point on the efficacy of health aid as we were 50 years ago. I am currently investigating some of the challenges for malaria control and one thing is certain, ignoring reasons for past failures will ensure they are repeated” (1/22).

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