In January 2000, I established the Commission on Macroeconomics and
Health (CMH) to examine the place of health in global economic development.
It is an issue of critical importance to our common future. I asked the Commission
to look at the relationships among investing in health, economic development,
and poverty reduction and to analyze the causal links. In December, the commission
presented its final report to me.
Macroeconomics and Health: Investing in Health for
Economic Development, presents evidence that increased spending on
health makes sound economic sense, as well as arguing that current spending
is grossly inadequate.
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