In a world of limited healthcare resources, we need to make hard decisions that will deliver high-impact outcomes for the most people at the least cost. Giving the WHO an additional half-billion dollars to curb Ebola virus infections would be a poor choice.
Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University and the Millennium Villages Project talks with EconTalk host Russell Roberts about poverty in Africa. Topics include the Millennium Villages Project and the Millennium Development Goals, the integrated development approach, and the relationship between funds and ending poverty. Sachs also responds to the criticisms presented in the EconTalk episode with Nina Munk.