A Poor Nation's Dilemma: Is This the Right Health Program We Need?

It should be obvious that governments must make addressing the most prevalent health problem as a top priority. In the case of aid-dependent nations, that is not easy to do, according to Laurie Garrett. Donor nations have a tendency to invest in overseas health programs that are popular among their taxpayers and ignore those that do not pique as much interest but could be what developing nations truly need, the Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow for global health suggests.

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    David Lepeska

    David has served as U.N. correspondent for the newswire UPI and reported for several major newspapers, including the New York Daily News and Newsday. He was chief correspondent for the Kashmir Observer in Srinagar, India, and regularly contributes to the Economist, among other publications. Since 2007, David has reported for Devex News from Washington, New York, as well as South Asia.

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