which would you prefer 10 times less costly or 10 times more costly health service
inspired by china's barefoot medics bangladesh's and brac's sir fazle abed developed the 10 times less costly village womens health service from early 1970s- what he and friendly investors like james grant at unicef did was identify the 10 lowest cost to cure killer diseases of infants and mothers and trained villagers to deliver the cures in humid villages without access to electricity grids
-over 200000 villagers applied to operate this microfranchise- as the villages had no financial services other than loan sharks, girl empowered microfinance plus was born to serve this village industry and related ones such as borlaug's rice science microfranchise which helped to end famine across south asia goal 3
we shouldn't be surprised that life saving microfranchises need borderless replication wherever the climate and other poverty variables are similar- over and over Chinese and Bangladesh Village girls helped each other end ultra poverty- if this most joyful education lesson cannot be shared around the world- what chances any sustainability goal solution will ever be mediated
often the west has misunderstood these and other cases that made sir fazle abed the greatest educational economist the world will ever know- that is if goal 1 - a world can be sustained wherever the next girl is born thanks to thriving communities everywhere giving her a fair chance at life -more at fazleabed.com and the journal of adam smith scholars co-sponsored by EconomistScotland.com
extract from gates health prize 2004 to brac:
BRAC's community-based health programs currently serve more than 31 million people through a network of health clinics, community nutrition centers, and grassroots health workers. Their services include women’s reproductive and maternal health programs, HIV/AIDS prevention education, immunization promotion, the treatment of life-threatening childhood diarrhea, TB diagnosis and treatment, and nutrition.