Greatest threat to health of children is poverty

Opinion: Don’t think of being poor as just a ‘social problem’

By Dr. Barbara Fitzgerald, Special to The Vancouver Sun April 17, 2013

There is a devastating health condition that affects one in 10 children in our province: 87,000 children. It causes injury, illness, school failure and premature death. As a society, we must decide if it is a health condition we want to treat.

The condition is child poverty…

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