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Humanosphere Interviews World Bank President

Humanosphere features an interview with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, in which he discusses the organization’s goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and improving inclusive economic growth. He also talks about the “science of delivery,” saying, “I’m a [tuberculosis (TB)] doc, for goodness sake. We definitely need new tools to battle TB, especially drug-resistant TB. The problem is we don’t really invest as much time and energy into thinking about how to deliver these tools to the poor. We’re creating a stockpile of tools that never get to the poorest people. … I’m just asking that we bring the same kind of rigorous approach and scientific thinking to actually delivering these tools for health that we bring to creating them” (Paulson, 9/12).