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Future of Public Health and the Wealthy

Very wealthy or influential public figures (such as Bill Clinton and Bill Gates) have become major funders in the global health arena, providing millions to developing countries and/or international organizations. How do you think this will influence the future of public health? What benefits and challenges may develop?

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The title and the issue presented may not be one and the same. From a general perspective, it might appear noble and useful to have those in prominence helping those in need. Additionally, there has been so much advancement and health opportunity in the last century. Most people died from causes for centuries that few do today and there should be few reasons why more advancements and eradicating present problems should not be possible.

When people step in and use their resources, we need to ask why they give and insert the elements into a cost/benefit analysis. Some might argue ...

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The issue of paying for health care worldwide is discussed.