Infant Mortality

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What Grief Taught Me

When I was 25-years-old and early on in my medical training, I got a phone call from my mom one day. With no preamble, she blurted out, "She's gone!" At first, I didn't know who mom was talking about. Then she said the name. It was Esther, my infant niece.
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The Danger of Being Born Poor

Apart from those in the medical profession, there can't be many men in the world who saw as many babies being born this year as I did. I wanted to start at the beginning -- at the birth of a child -- to see how poverty might impact on the life of an infant. Making this film vividly brought home the fact that we shouldn't accept poverty as an inescapable and fixed fact of life.
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More Than 7 Billion Served: The Case for Optimism

There are more people in the world, yet we are collectively more free and prosperous. Global cooling and the viral Armageddon never happened. Communism ended, liberating Eastern Europe, all without a shot fired. Even the average IQ is -- amazingly -- trending up. The data is good. Really good.