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Saving Brains, A Grand Challenge

By Polk County 12/19/14

Early brain development is a key component to helping children reach their full potential.

According to Grand Challenges Canada, "As many as 200 million children fail to reach their full potential, and children in poverty have a higher chance of adversity that risks disrupting brain development. This is a devastating waste of human capital that leaves the next generation ill equipped to solve the enormous challenges that lock individuals, communities and societies in poverty."

Dr. Mike Evans has worked with Grand Challenges and developed this wonderful video about the importance of early brain developement and interventions.

 Video link: Saving Brains, A Grand Challenge (©2014 Michael Evans and Reframe Health Films Inc)

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