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June 2006 (Volume 84)
June 2006 | Thomas W. Croghan, Amanda Beatty, Aviva Ron
Despite the availability of effective, affordable interventions for the most common causes of death, more than ten million children in developing countries die each year. This article describes the circumstances of four countries whose reductions in child mortality exceeded what might be expected from their poor economic circumstances, and it asks whether they followed common routes to improved health for children. The findings suggest that contextual factors, such as the degree of economic development, good governance, and strong health care systems, matter less than do targeted health intervention, foreign aid, and technical assistance. In general, these findings contradict prevailing U.S. foreign policy regarding the circumstances in which progress toward health goals can be made.
Author(s): Thomas W. Croghan; Amanda Beatty; Aviva Ron
Keywords: child health; developing countries; poverty; delivery of health care; governance
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Volume 84, Issue 2 (pages 333–358)
Published in 2006
Health Planning in the United States and the Decline of Public-Interest Policymaking
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