Pony Party, A Little Good News

Sometimes, I just have to go to The Good News Network and see if anything positive is actually happening in the world.  Just one of their current stories:  

Somalia Once Again Polio-Free, Declares UN

Apparently, no new cases have been reported in over a year, after an outbreak believed to have been carried from Nigeria in 2005 created an epidemic.  Without a functioning government or reliable health services, the people were basically at the mercy of the disease.

More than 10,000 Somali volunteers and health workers repeatedly vaccinated more than 1.8 million children under the age of five by visiting every household in every settlement multiple times.  

I know in the scope of things…not only globally, but for Somalia itself, this is really just the tip of the iceberg….however, a polio epidemic causing long-term health needs across such a poverty-stricken and underdeveloped nation, especially in the face of the global food emergency knocking on our global door, would have exacerbated things mightily.    



    • Robyn on April 16, 2008 at 15:06

    Good news indeed!


    • RiaD on April 16, 2008 at 20:22

    i check in there whenever the news whelms me over….

    it’s a balancer for me…

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