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Low-Cost Expansion Of Basic Maternal, Infant, Child Health Care In LMICs Could Reduce Mortality Rates, Study Says

Quartz: Expanding life-saving health care in poor nations would cost $5 per person, researchers say
“…New research, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, found that we could expand health care for mothers, infants, and children in low- and middle-income nations for less than $5 per person per year.  … The study, published on April 9 in The Lancet, said that bringing these services to 90 percent of those in need in 74 of the 75 neediest nations would drastically reduce maternal and child mortality rates in those countries…” (Rodriguez, 4/13).

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