Health Is Key To Reducing Extreme Poverty, Report Says

In Humanosphere, development blogger Tom Paulson discusses findings from a new report (.pdf) published in the Lancet called “Global health 2035: a world converging within a generation.” Paulson summarizes key findings of the report, noting, “If you could only do one thing to reduce poverty and inequity around the world, say experts in global development, the best thing you could do is reduce the disproportionate burden of disease on those living in the poorest communities. Improving health … remains the most powerful tool for improving lives and reducing extreme poverty worldwide…” (3/12).

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