This Forum event explored the landmark “Cost of Inaction” initiative launched by the François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights. The project examines the “cost of inaction” of a failure to respond appropriately to children — addressing the complex challenges of enumerating and quantifying the multiple social and economic costs that follow when societies fail to address the pressing needs of their most vulnerable members. The project responds to hitherto unaddressed questions in public health: what are the costs of inaction, and is the cost of inaction greater than the cost of action.
Part of: Policy Controversies.
Presented in Collaboration with GlobalPost
- FXB Center for health and Human Rights
The Cost of Inaction
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