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In addition to studying organizations within this cause, we've analyzed a few key questions independently.
- Our overview of life expectancy in Sub-Saharan Africa lays out the difference between a developing-world and developed-world lifespan, in terms of health risks. It answers the common question, "If we save someone's life in Africa, what are their chances of dying from something else shortly afterward?"
- The Problems and Solutions overview lists many different causes of death and debilitation that the developed world suffers from more than we do - and different things we can do about them.
- We examine the USAID Child Survival and Health Grants Program, a basic framework for a program that many of our applicants run. Though we generally feel the program is a good, cost-effective way to save lives, we are hesitant to fund a particular organization just because part of its activities are devoted to this program.