Unformatted text preview: , Katherine Dettwyler addresses the immense difference in health in West Africa compared to developed countries around the world. It is shocking that one of the biggest problems in Africa is access to clean water and malnutrition amongst children. Without basic resources, diseases are more prone to spread across the population and end up killing thousands of people. Many diseases such as measles which would not kill a nourished child end up killing malnourished children in Africa. To stop the spread of disease, West Africa must keep their children nourished and have access to clean water. Questions 1) Is ridding Africa of disease possible without democracy across the continent? 2) Is the technologically and medically advanced world safe from pandemics and plagues? 3) Are plagues always rooted from “upsetting the balance of nature”?...
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- Fall '10