There is no valid excuse for failing to commit substantial resources to improving the environment
Mata Jiménez, Leonardo
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The primary aim of all governments should be to enable all their citizens to satisfy their basic human rights of freedom, adequate food, health and shelter. In the wake of in the environment and improved health education. The concomitant improvement in income and living conditions resulted in the low infant mortality and high life expectancy at birth that characterized many advanced nations in the early 1960s. However, in the 150 years since Pasteur's discoveries certain industrial countries failed to achieve expected health goals, while suffering from pollution, urban violence, mental illness, drug abuse and alcoholism. During the same period, most of the less developed countries did not fully apply scientific knowledge to the betterment of hygiene, sanitation and housing, and some wasted their limited resources on less profitable endeavours, such as food distribution programmes.
Artículo científico -- Universidad de Costa Rica. Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud,1986