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The end of poverty. How can we make it happen in our lifetime
  1. D Devakumar

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Authored by Jeffrey Sachs. Published by Penguin Books, London, 2005, £8.99, pp 397. ISBN 0-141-01866-6

Why should a book about economics appear in a journal of child health, you may ask. In reality, the information laid out in this book could do more for the paediatric population than all the treatments we possess. That is why this book surged to the top of my long reading list.


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Jeffrey Sachs, amongst other roles, is a professor of economics at Columbia University, New York, USA. In this book, he tries to present a plan whereby …

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