Gates I have to agree with Bill Gates on this one...what's the point of high speed fiber Internet if you're dying of malaria or scores of other tropical diseases? Shouldn't ending those be the priority over ending dial up Internet access?
Re: Gates Proverb: "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime."
It's a combination of both. Yes, you need to help those who're sick and in need, but if you help a community/country by building them a better infrastructure, they'll be able to advance by themselves, therefore, they won't been people's help anymore.
| |said by WhatNow:And just how are they going to magically increase their incomes?
If more people increase their income the health problem decreases and they have advanced in faster technology also.
That sounds like a major issue we need to fix right here in the good ol' USofA!!
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Re: Gates Malaria is spread by mosquitoes.
Re: Gates Sub-Saharan Africa thanks the environmental movement for getting DDT outlawed. Sure, millions of human beings have died, and will continue to die, but that's a small price to pay to protect some birds of pray that may or may not have been suffering because of DDT.
Re: That's progress And nobody to use it when the people are dying or have no computer/power.
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Re: That's progress From Wikipedia:
quote:His perception of that country isn't different from mine. Where I work, there's an abundance of nurses from that side of the world, and whenever there's talk about their hometown, it's not usually bubbly.
Although it has abundant natural resources, Africa remains the world's poorest and most underdeveloped continent, the result of a variety of causes that may include the spread of deadly diseases (notably HIV/AIDS and malaria), corrupt governments that have often committed serious human rights violations, failed central planning, high levels of illiteracy, lack of access to foreign capital, and frequent tribal and military conflict (ranging from guerrilla warfare to genocide).
The global economy is crummy everywhere these days, but the problems in that country are more serious than most people would think.
It's cool that Google is trying to bring literacy in a country that seriously needs it. And it's not Google's fault or responsibility to get it. They're only trying to, and probably making serious bank in the process.
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said by TBBroadband:So the poor conditions in parts of Africa have nothing to do with other countries moving in and taking the natural resources or riches? This happens to an extent and for such a long period of time that the local populations cultures is completely lost. They don't even know how to survive like their ancestors have. You can't just swoop in and treat the problems created by those who only take what's good and expect that to be the best answer.
It's not BS and an exaggeration, you do realize that most of Africa is poor right? No water no power, nothing. Do you watch TV? Read the news? P&G and The Gates Foundation pours money into those areas by the millions for water, education and just basic needs that Africa has a whole is generally lacking. Google should be behind them instead of trying to be a PR machine.
I don't think putting the poor people of Africa on a prescription pill healthcare plan that someone pays for is even close to the best answer for Africa but it sure as hell is a good solution for drug companies and those that push along the greedy corporate causes.
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