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April 2, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Global poverty and disease

We need to be well-informed

I applaud The Times for recent coverage of efforts to address global poverty and disease [“China, Gates Foundation join forces to fight TB,” NW Wednesday, April 1; “Partnering to help world’s poor farmers,” NW Tuesday, March 31; “A world on the verge of water bankruptcy,” Opinion, March 29].

We need to be better informed about the impact of the world economic crisis and climate change. A U.N. official reports that the number of chronically hungry now exceeds one billion. Tremendous suffering and insecurity exists around the world. The U.S. should demonstrate greater leadership to support the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and other critical foreign assistance in developing countries.

How about an article on the status of global efforts to ensure that all girls and boys have access to education?

— Lin Carlson, Seattle

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