World Health Organization representative Dr. James mwazia recently issued a statement for World Health Day noting that infectious diseases such as diarrhea, malaria and others kill more than 5 million children each year.
The sad irony is that these diseases are easily preventable and treatable but, children in the developing world still die from them because of poor medical infrastructure, official corruption, and the whole host of other ills associate with too many governments in the developing world.
But don’t worry, that won’t stop WHO from spending resources tackling obesity in the developed world. No sir, even WHO has to keep its priorities straight.
Illness accounts for 5 million deaths. The Independent (Banjul, The Gambia) April 7, 2003.
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