(CNN) -- Preventing the next pandemic and tackling world health issues was the focus of an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.
The World Bank President Jim Yyong Kim explained why tackling the world's health issues isn't just a feel good proposition.
"We need to lift our ambitions we need to break these mental models and understand that tackling hiv/aids, child deaths, nutrition. Tackling these issues is directly related to economic growth, it's the right thing to do for people but it is directly related to economic growth," World Bank President Jim Yyong Kim said.
The World Bank estimates that the annual global cost of a severe pandemic can reach as high as $570-billion dollars...