Ever though of insurance on a global scale? That's what insurance scientists of the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp are pushing to accomplish soon.
In a Viewpoint in the leading medical journal The Lancet, the boffins say such a 'Global Fund for Health' would make the use of international donor money a lot more transparent and efficient.
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