By: Kevin Sia
These findings suggests that good governance and the substantial investment of resources by certain countries to ameliorate malnutrition and control communicable diseases such as HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, and vaccine preventable illnesses have had a major positive effect on the poorest within their borders. This may seem obvious in hindsight, but knowing where to invest finite resources in order to get the most bang for a childhood saving buck has important implications for the establishment of future policy.
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