Rx for Child Survival

Section 1: Why Global Health Matters

Point 3: By reducing human suffering, improved health can contribute to political stability and, in turn, make other nations more secure.

Is there a direct correlation between foreign aid for health and the security of other nations? Absolute proof may be lacking, but international policy experts cite evidence that healthy countries are more stable. They also claim that stable countries pose less of a threat to both their neighbors and more distant nations.