[Third world health care experts visit Boston]
Original Airdate: 4/26/1991
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Alexandra Marks reports that the infant mortality rate in Boston is higher than in many third-world countries. Marks notes that Dr. Rodrigo Guerrero (Carvajal Foundation of Colombia) is one of several experts from the developing world to visit Boston for a conference on the health care crisis. Marks interviews Guerrero. Guerrero explains that people's health is related to income and says that reducing poverty will improve people's health. Marks interviews Dr. Ronald White (Martha Eliot Health Care Center). White talks about the problems facing low-income populations in Boston. White agrees with Guerrero's recommendations about attacking poverty. White talks about changes in US government policy that ended the link between health care policy and economic development policy. Marks reports that attendees at the conference recommended that the city of Boston levy a twenty-five cent tax on cigarettes to pay for new health care programs. Marks' report includes footage of Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) talking about the need for quality health care in the city. Marks' report also features footage of women and children at health clinics in Boston and footage from Frontline of Colombian cities and villages.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
Infants - Mortality
Subject : Personal Names
Guerrero, Dr. Rodrigo
White, Dr. Ronald
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Martha Eliot Health Center
Subject : Geographic Locations
Type : Genre
News - Television
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