The biggest barrier to solving a problem is often not fully grasping its nuances and complexities. That’s why the opinion pieces by acclaimed New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof are so important when trying to understand global poverty and the strategies devised for alleviating it. While ending global poverty may sound like “pie-in-the-sky” optimism, Kristof’s ability to demystify the problems that hinder sustainable development goes a long way toward helping correct them.
Kristof’s latest installment of dispatches center around his third “win-a-trip” contest
One day last month, twelve-year-old Saliu came to his father, complaining of terrible stomach pains. Saliu’s health quickly deteriorated, and his father rushed him to a hospital in Bissau, the capital of Guinea-Bissau, where he was diagnosed with cholera.
Saliu is among many thousands who have fallen ill since cholera broke out in Guinea-Bissau in May. We wrote about it in early September. But, according to Reuters, the disease has still been spreading at a rate of more than 1,000 infections per month. Worst hit are the capital and regions in the west and south.
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