Демократизация помощи

Произошедший по всему миру всплеск в виде проявления заботы и оказания финансовой помощи в ответ на цунами в Индийском океане дало надежду обеспокоенному миру. Перед лицом колоссальной трагедии семьи трудящихся всего мира открыли свои кошельки, чтобы предоставить помощь жертвам бедствия. Бывший президент США Билл Клинтон назвал этот ответ "демократизацией, направленной на развитие помощи", и в ходе этого процесса люди предлагают свою помощь не только через свои правительства, но также и в виде своих собственных усилий.

Но в то время как более 200 000 человек пропало во время цунами, аналогичное количество детей умирает ежемесячно от малярии в Африке, и это бедствие я называю "тихим цунами". Но африканское тихое цунами малярии гораздо проще избежать и контролировать.

Малярию можно предотвратить значительно более эффективно, и ее можно лечить практически со 100% успехом, используя для этого недорогие технологии. И в то же время жертвы африканской малярии, а также ее жертвы в других частях света, как правило, слишком бедны, чтобы получить доступ к этим спасительным технологиям. Глобальные усилия, подобные реакции на произошедшее в Азии цунами, могут изменить эту опасную ситуацию, спасая, таким образом, жизнь более чем одному миллиону человек в год.

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