Ultimately health depends on wealth. The improper distribution of resources to those that get without giving (eg. cancer ever-elusive cure business instead of investing in something of real value, or bankers who borrow money from 4% savers to compound astronomical interest for doing nothing much), leaves it to the people at the bottom to come up with survival innovation. They have to be very resourceful to come up with solutions that make the most out of the least.
To begin without knowing what the outcome will be, not because it seems like a good idea for a funding proposal but because circumstance of life requires an investment in lasting value, a person must be bold. Afterall stability and the real riches of society depends on their success. Either that or on never ending profit margin growth; one or the other.