If each country in Africa has its own national health policy, and many of these national policies from country to country share a common specification or stipulation, which of the following is correct:
- "Health policies in many African countries stipulate..."
- "The health policies of many African countries stipulate..."
Based on my reading of various references, I presume number 2 is an example of distributive plural - but does this also apply to 1 if the preposition 'in' used rather than 'of'?
Any advice would be much appreciated!