Health and Economic Development in Underdeveloped Regions of the World

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The Relationships Between Health and Economic Development in Underdeveloped Regions of the World
1. Introduction
It is all too easy to provide “illustrative” examples of the development process. There are many such examples in every textbook on economic development, but it is not easy to describe, head on, the horrors of poverty and its attendant correlations: illiteracy, malnutrition, ill health, and bleakness about the future (Ray 1998). The world has five major regions that have remained underdeveloped over the last several decades: Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, East Asia, and Latin America. Why are these regions particularly poor while other are relatively rich? What might economic and/ or public...
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