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Submitted by olga on
This an excellent post, Patricio, and most timely, too. Hopefully it will help the health sector leaders shift from fundraising for the treatment of a "disease du jour", to preventing many more cases of disease and premature death by acting at the sources of the problems. As you note, there is enough science to say what the sources are and enough economics to explain that it's far cheaper to prevent than to treat. Unfortunately it appears to be difficult to be concerned about problems that have not yet occurred, though we know that occur they will if no preventive actions are taken.