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GAVI Update, August 2003

Health, immunization and economic growth

UNICEF/HQ93-1942/Giacomo Pirozzi
Free to learn: immunized children have a better chance of a decent education

It has long been accepted that, as people grow richer, their health tends to improve. However, in recent years, researchers have accumulated increasing evidence that this "wealth-health" link also works in the other direction: better health can lead to greater wealth too. Governments and others who invest in public health in a rational way, and particularly in the health of the poorest, reap rewards in better productivity and economic growth. The GAVI partnership focuses on investing in immunization, both as a human right and as one highly cost-effective means to improve the health of children and adults.


A summary of the research evidence showing that improved health has economic benefits

A summary of some recent studies on the cost-effectiveness of immunization as a health intervention

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