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The Compounding Economic Dividends of Global Health Investment
How investing in global health and health systems can strengthen local economies
By FP Analytics, in partnership with The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
The COVID-19 pandemic has served as a costly reminder of the deep interconnection between global public health and the strength of the economy. In addition to as many as 20 million lives lost, the pandemic will cost the global economy at least USD $13.8 trillion through 2024. By contrast, investments in public health increased life expectancy by 54 percent between 1950 and 2020 and were responsible for as much as a third of economic growth in the last century. In this context, and as the world continues to combat a range of infectious diseases, the complementary health and economic benefits of investing in global health have rarely been more compelling. This issue brief, produced by FP Analytics with support from The Global Fund, explores the impacts from investments in global health and outlines key areas for action.