12/13/2011

The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development recounted the story of a woman at the world's largest refugee complex in Dadaab, Kenya, as an example of why investment of U.S. taxpayer dollars is needed in global health. "There was a woman who had traveled for 80 kilometers, carrying her remaining belongings to a place of shelter, and along the way had been attacked and robbed. She reached a point where she had to make an unimaginable decision. She could no longer carry both of her children. She had to choose because she couldn't physically carry both of her children into that camp. I have three kids. I just couldn't forget that story," Rajiv Shah said Thursday at a dinner hosted by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism.

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