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Ethical and Economic Perspectives on Global Health Interventions

  • Bhalotra, Sonia R.

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    (University of Bristol)

  • Pogge, Thomas

    (Yale University)

Interventions that improve childhood health directly improve the quality of life and, in addition, have multiplier effects, producing sustained population and economic gains in poor countries. We suggest how contemporary global institutions shaping the development, pricing and distribution of vaccines and drugs may be modified to deliver large improvements in health. To support a justice argument for such modification, we show how the current global economic order may contribute to perpetuating poverty and poor health in less-developed countries.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Policy Papers with number 38.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2012
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Handle: RePEc:iza:izapps:pp38
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  1. Sonia Bhalotra & Samantha Rawlings, 2009. "Gradients of the Intergenerational Transmission of Health in Developing Countries," The Centre for Market and Public Organisation 09/218, Department of Economics, University of Bristol, UK.
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  3. Sonia Bhalotra & Atheendar Venkataramani, 2011. "The Captain of the Men of Death and His Shadow: Long-Run Impacts of Early Life Pneumonia Exposure," CHILD Working Papers wp20_11, CHILD - Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic economics - ITALY.
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