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Sick Development Episode 2 - The Key Man

Season 1, Ep. 2

In this episode, we will dig deeper into how the controversial and unsubstantiated idea that for-profit private healthcare is key to ending health poverty in lower income countries, and how private equity funds became the vehicle of choice for so many government-backed healthcare investments. 

This episode features Simon Clark, journalist and co-author of The Key Man: The true story of how the global elite was duped by a capitalist fairy tale. 

Links to additional resources:


Book: The Key Man

Documentary: BBC’s Billion Dollar Downfall.

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