69. A booster for the future: Why investment in healthcare needs to be bigger and broader
This episode of The Weekly Tradecast looks at the urgent need to invest much more in healthcare with UNCTAD economist Bruno Casella.
Hundreds of millions of people around the world have little or no access to essential health services. Improving their well-being is vital to support economic growth and to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
But for many countries, there is just not enough money to build up the medical facilities, supplies and staff that their people need. UNCTAD’s World Investment Report says at least 100 billion dollars in extra healthcare investment is needed every year in developing countries alone.
Where will money come from? Tune in to UNCTAD’s Bruno Casella to find out how we can succeed in ensuring greater and fairer access to healthcare.