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Lee_Sharkey comments on Increasing Access to Pain Relief in Developing Countries - An EA Perspective - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Lee_Sharkey 01 February 2017 09:28:21PM *  7 points [-]

Thanks Austen!

Yes, it's actually very large. So large, in fact, that it seems to be taken for granted by many people in those countries with low access.

I've withheld strong judgement on whether it should be a cause area that other EAs should act on. I think it could be a particularly attractive area for EAs with certain ethical preferences.

Before funding programmes such as PPSG's, further analyses of the cause and the programme(s) are warranted. I'd be open to suggestions on how to carry those out from anyone with experience, or I'd be happy to discuss the matter with anyone interested in taking it forward themselves.