Study Estimates Future Health, Economic Impacts Of Vaccines In Developing Countries
Health Day/U.S. News & World Report: Vaccines Can Stem Poverty, Not Just Disease, Study Suggests
“Vaccines can provide major health and economic benefits for people in low- and middle-income countries, according to a new study by Harvard researchers. It estimated that increased spending to ensure wider distribution of 10 vaccines in 41 such countries over 15 years could prevent up to 36 million deaths. This also could keep 24 million people out of poverty caused by medical costs, the study predicted…” (Preidt, 2/14).