Garrett: Development Progress is Fragile

    There is no end in sight yet for the financial crisis in the U.S. and its impact could likely get worse in the coming months. But that is not enough reason for the U.S. to ignore international pleas for additional aid to help poor nations, according to Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations. Doing so, she stresses, could overturn development achievements in these nations such as improved life expectancy.

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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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