Saturday, June 06, 2009

Spreading Cures, not Diseases

As we've seen from the swine flu, infections can travel around the globe at unbelievable rates today. In an article for the New York Times, Josh Ruxin proposes that the opposite can hold true, also. A few months ago, children throughout Rwanda were given immunization against pneumococcal disease. Health innovations such as this, which would save the lives of 6,000 kids per year, should be made more readily available throughout the world. It takes little time and effort, but the results would be tremendous.
Source: NY Times