The desirability of improving the health of the global poor is little in doubt. The dramatic devastation from HIV/AIDS in parts of Africa has brought the enormous gaps in the health prospects of the richest countries and those in the poorest to the newspapers and televisions of people worldwide. But the technical and financial means to address these enormous gaps are less clear. Working Group 5 (WG5) of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, called “Improving Health Outcomes of the Poor”, had the task of elaborating options, costs, and benefits for mounting a major global effort to improve the health of the poor dramatically over the next two decades.
The report of Working Group 5 of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health