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Annex B: The Basic Economics of Scaling Up Healthcare in Low‐Income Settings

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The greatest challenge of global public health is to scale up the access of the world's poor to basic health services. An estimated 11 million children die each year of readily preventable and treatable conditions. Roughly half of these deaths occur in sub‐Saharan Africa, though sub‐Saharan Africa constitutes just 12% of the world's population. The over‐arching problem is extreme poverty, and the over‐arching solution is targeted assistance by the developed world to enable the poorest countries, and especially those in sub‐ Saharan Africa, to introduce basic health services with guaranteed availability to all. 

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: April 1, 2009


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