However, is it fair to credit philanthropy as the sole cause of quality of life improvements across the most destitute populations?
It's a story about the stunning gains the poorest people in the world have made
over the last 25 years. This incredible progress has been made possible not
only by the generosity of Warren and other philanthropists, the charitable
giving of individuals across the world, and the efforts of the poor on their
own behalf, but also by the huge contributions made by donor nations, which
account for the vast majority of global health and development funding.
If you want to posit that their efforts have been invaluable in improving access to medical services across the globe, you'll get no argument from me. However, that's a small part of what makes up "stunning gains."
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