Poverty and the health of the poor

poorOne of the critical areas that the current President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim has been actively involved in is of course to tackle poverty and in the process addressing the health of the poor. In his book;

Dying for Growth, a voluminous read that tackles global inequality and the health of the poor, the reader would get to understand his background much better. His project with others is not just an academic exercise, but rather they have a clear and specific objective to deal a heavy blow on poverty and all that comes with it.

Did you know that the poor have a shorter life expectancy than the rich? This means you are more likely to die younger than your age mate who enjoys a better life in a higher social class. Low income earners have a higher chance of dying from several everyday consumer products such as water and food. The reason why the rich are now accustomed to drinking bottled spring or still water is for the very fact that they are avoiding infections that are very much likely to come through our municipal supply system.

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