There are no short-term health fixes in Third World
Short-term food and medical military operations such as Operation Restore Hope in Somalia do little to help long-term Third World health problems. These regions need their basic health needs met, such as good sanitation and preventative health care. A successful health program has been implemented in Cuba, where sanitation, health education and low-level medical care are priorities. In addition, the country sends students from each region to train as doctors for their communities. The US could help in world health development, but it needs to make realistic plans and focus on long-term solutions.
Publication Name: American Medical News
Travellers to under-developed countries risk bacterial disease
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released data showing that 2,445 incidences of typhoid fever have occurred from 1985 to 1994. Most of the cases showed that they did not originate from the US carried by American travellers. Tourists to the Indian subcontinent have the highest risk of contracting the disease. Studies also showed that Salmonella typhi cases are exhibiting higher tolerance to antibiotics.
Publication Name: World Disease Weekly Plus
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