Prevention funding saves more lives than emergency aid

An often-repeated statistic in the development community is that every dollar spent on prevention will save four dollars in emergency response. After the 2005 drought in the Horn of Africa, another study found that it had cost $80 a day to treat a malnourished child, but it would have only cost $1 a day to prevent the malnutrition in the first place with development programs. We can't stop droughts from happening, but we can give communities the tools to survive so they are prepared. Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Prevention+funding+saves+more+lives+tha...

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Craig & Mark Kielburger
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Vancouver Sun
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