WHO announces $350 billion ‘reward’ for tackling chronic killers

16 May 2018

Eight million lives or more could be saved between now and 2030 if the planet’s poorest countries spent a little over $1 dollar a day per person to combat chronic diseases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

For the first time, the economic rewards of such funding have been calculated and shared with these nations' health authorities — $350 billion if they scale up prevention measures and treatment of common killers, including heart disease and cancer.

Here’s what WHO's Dr. Melanie Bertram said to Daniel Johnson in Geneva.

Audio Credit:
Daniel Johnson, UN News - Geneva
Audio Duration:
4'4"