$60 Billion A Year: All It Would Take To Fix The Global Health By 2035
Monday, January 6, 2014
A few billion dollars. Not a lot of money when you consider that’s all it would take to save millions of lives a year and boost national incomes by several digits. How? Health care is how.
According to a major new study looking at the costs and benefits of health interventions in the world’s poorest countries, health care investments bring the sort of returns Wall Street dreams about. Prepared by a prominent group of 25 health experts and economists, the Global Health 2035 report says that narrowing the gap between the least healthy countries and middle-ranking countries, such as Chile and China, could deliver nine to 20 times the original amount invested. By 2035, up to 10 million people who currently die prematurely could be saved.