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Health bargains in poor nations: A few dollars can buy years of life

April 3, 2006

Senior fellow Ruth Levine is quoted in this Seattle Post article announcing the launch of  the book, Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries, Second Edition, which features case studies from CGD's, Millions Saved.


From the Article:

A slimmer book called "Millions Saved" was published last year. It offered 17 case studies of recent global-health successes. They include an anti-smoking campaign in Poland that since 1990 has produced a 30 percent drop in lung cancer in middle-age men; measles-vaccination campaigns in seven southern African countries that cut the total number of cases from 60,000 in 1996 to only 117 in 2000; and China's introduction of iodized salt in 1995 that cut iodine deficiency in children from 20 percent to 9 percent...