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Submitted by Patricio V Marquez on
Thanks. Indeed, safe water water is a critical disease prevention investment that would go a long way in helping countries confront the health-based poverty trap as forcefully argued by a couple of MIT researchers (see "Poor Economics. A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty" by Banerjee and Duflo). Even in the absence of piped water, adding low-cost chlorine to purify drinking water could easily help to reduce diarrhea in young children.