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October 10, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Ebola: U.S. has underfunded foreign aid, so should we be surprised by the outbreak?

Referring to the Ebola coverage in recent weeks, Dr. Francis Collins is quoted in “U.S. to spend $1B on Ebola response; Gates panel seeks better preparation” [Local News, Oct. 8] as pointing out the undeniable truth: “If one wants to be prepared, it costs money to do so. We have been shortchanging that…


Comments | More in Ebola | Topics: Africa, Casey Hobbs, disease

May 13, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Africa: How to gain a better understanding of the continent

Thanks to syndicated columnist David Brooks for ‎his insightful piece “The real Africa,” [Opinion, May 11] putting the Boko Haram kidnappings in the context of a changing continent, largely unknown in the U.S. He attributes our stereotyped images to our predominant information sources: nature documentaries, fundraising appeals and mission trips. To this list I would…


Comments | More in Terrorism | Topics: Africa, Boko Haram, David Brooks

February 9, 2014 at 8:36 AM

African hospitals: The power of a single person

What a great idea to “take a break and applaud a hero” [“At 90, this doctor is still calling,” Opinion, Feb. 7]. To find such inspiration in the newspaper is wonderful. Catherine Hamlin’s work in Ethiopia has saved lives, brought new techniques to save more, and even given a chance for those who were…


Comments | More in Health | Topics: Africa, Catherine Hamlin, Nicholas D. Kristof