Health cannot be bought at the supermarket. You have to invest in health. You have to get kids into schooling. You have to train health staff. You have to educate the population.

Hans Rosling

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“The Best Stats You’ve Ever Seen.” TED2006. Feb. 2006. Conference Presentation.

Source: "The Best Stats You've Ever Seen." TED2006. Feb. 2006. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote means that improving the health of a population is a large task. Not only does it require spending money, but it also requires proper education of healthcare workers and of the general population. The quote is from Rosling's 2006 TED Talk in which he debunks myths about the developing world. Watch the TED Talk presentation here: Hans Rosling - The Best Stats You've Ever Seen