What would you say if you found out today that a child you know contracted a disease that could lead to death?
But you did some research and you found out this disease has a cure. And by cure I mean, this child does not have to die. There is medicine that would treat the disease. Life could still be lived.
I assume you would say, “Give the child the medicine. Now.”
Poverty has a different response. Poverty makes sure the child is unable to stay protected from the disease. And once the child has contracted the disease, poverty makes sure the medicine is out of reach.
The disease I am referring to is Malaria.
Preventable. Treatable. [Read more...]