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PLOS Paper Examines Relationship Between Child Mortality Reductions, Foreign Aid

This paper by Eran Bendavid of the Stanford University School of Medicine, published in PLOS ONE, aimed “[t]o determine the extent to which the narrowing of child mortality across wealth gradients has been related to foreign aid to the health sector in low- and middle-income countries. … Foreign aid to the health sector is preferentially related to reductions in under-five mortality among the poorest compared with the wealthiest. Health aid addressing malaria, which imposes a disproportionate burden among the poor, may explain the observed effect” (1/3).

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