Investing In National Health Care Systems Can Boost Economies

CNN: Why health matters to economies
Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health

“There’s a well-understood correlation that as the economy of a country improves, so the health of its citizens improves. What may be less obvious is that the opposite is also true — improving the health of a nation’s citizens can directly result in economic growth, because there will be more people able to conduct effective activities in the workforce. … Investing in the health of a nation’s citizens is one of the smartest things a leader can do…” (11/14).

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