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$5 billion could save 6 million kids
A study reported in The Lancet finds that, for just over $5 billion, 6 million children younger than five could be saved in poor countries each year, provided the money was spend on validated treatment and prevention programs. Again, the presumption of these researchers is that throwing government money at a low-income country problem will solve it. Decades of evidence suggests otherwise.
However, this study does usefully highlight the point that millions of lives are needlessly lost because of a lack of access to cheap, relatively simple medical interventions.
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