Primary solutions of global poor health and poverty

This article by Tegegne in Medicine Conflict and Survival 2008 The primary solution of global poor health and poverty vol 24, pp 107-114 is a thoughtful discussion of this massive problem.
There is a huge global burden of disease and mortality. The principal underlying cause is regarded as poverty. This is associated with a global order of fear, over-consumption, over-population and violence, which can interact in a vicious circle. It is proposed that the solution to the problem is not only the relief of poverty, but the institution of a new order in which the individual is sovereign. This in turn requires a trinity of ideals for the individual: self-control to avoid over-consumption, altruism to cope with fear, and peace to manage violence.

Martin Eastwood
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