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Emily Tinsley English 102/ Mulligan 26 October 2009 A Business Solution for Uganda’s Problems Battered by economic collapse and tyrannical reigns of terror, Uganda has barely been able to survive, let alone prosper. Its severe destitution is largely due to its deeply scarred past— from the wounds of European colonization to the slaughter enforced by Idi Amin Dada, Uganda has struggled to right itself economically, socially, politically and medically with little to no avail. Undoubtedly there have been marked advances in the field of medicine, most recently concerning AIDs. However, the real bulk of Uganda’s health problem does not lie in this autoimmune virus but in the disease carried by its indigenous pesks—mosquitoes. Deaths caused by malaria seriously hurt Uganda’s family structure and contribute to its social depression which is partly responsible for the country’s poor economy. On the other hand, the lack of jobs and profitable fiscal venues contribute heavily to the impoverished Ugandan market. Remediating this requires less direct financial contributions but implementing profitable markets within Uganda that are Ugandan operated and benefit the country itself. Also, the emotional anguish these people suffer from easily preventable deaths like those caused by malaria must be mitigated. Parasitic malaria is caused by a host attached to the bottom of a female mosquito; when a mosquito latches on to a victim, the parasite enters the bloodstream and can lay dormant anywhere from eight days to one year. Almost one-quarter of child deaths are due to malaria and another quarter due to dehydration from diarrhea with only eight percent resulting from
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HIV/AIDs. Statistically speaking, nearly one-fifth of the children born in Uganda will die—rife suffering and loss of this ilk is psychologically destabilizing for a country that is already unstable in so many other ways. If a Ugandan does live past childhood, she or he must face HIV/AIDs later on in life which accounts for a quarter of the adult deaths. HIV/AIDs can be directly linked to the sexual promiscuity and rampant polygamy in the population. Usually, wives that are committed to one man are contracting diseases that he brought to the marriage bed from extramarital and other marital relations. This also contributes heavily to the widespread poverty —in many cases, women are left to support the family by assuming both the patriarchal and matriarchal roles while instances of gambling, heavy alcoholism and sex solicitation are high among men. Uganda was once a colony of the United Kingdom but gained its independence in 1962
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2011 for the course ENGL 102 taught by Professor Christinmulligan during the Spring '11 term at University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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