Disease Eradication Efforts Must Continue In Earnest, Be Fully Supported Until Completion
Bloomberg Business: How the World Is Wiping Out Killer Diseases
Charles Kenny, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development
“…These eradication efforts [for Guinea worm, polio, malaria, and other diseases] represent genuine and largely unheralded breakthroughs, not just for Africa but for the planet as a whole. At the same time, these gains are fragile. If governments misuse disease-fighting tools, deaths from infection could surge again. … The recent progress against major infections, including national elimination and global eradication of some of history’s greatest killers, still stands as a massive triumph for humanity. We should do all we can to ensure the triumphs continue — not least by generously supporting eradication campaigns all the way through to their final completion” (5/19).
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