Tuesday, June 02, 2009

W.H.O. Report

A New York Times editorial summarizes the most recent report by the World Health Organization. Although some health statistics are looking better, there are still too many people dying from easily preventable causes. The problem is not a lack of knowledge on how to treat measles, malaria, and other deadly diseases; there are many effective treatments available. The problem is that many cannot afford to get the proper treatment. "Wealthy countries promised nearly a decade ago to help the world’s poorest to emerge from the deepest poverty. This is the wrong time to stop."
Source: NY Times