Thursday, October 13, 2005

Curing the curable

This is an excellent idea. Although the likes of bilharzia lack the 'glamour' and crucially the Western prevalence to be of interest to researchers, they cause massive damage in Africa and as the article points out, only a few pieces of the puzzle are missing. When a subsistence framer is blinded, he can't work; he can't feed himself or his family, creating a burden on them, his community and ultimately his country. This sort of thing is an example of the sort of simple practical solution that will help the Third World help itself.


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