foreignaffairsmagazine:

Ebola and cholera—the two deadliest outbreaks of this century—share the same root cause: poverty. http://ow.ly/D0xtG  (Photo: Reuters)

"At first glance, the two outbreaks couldn’t be less similar. Cholera moves quickly but it is a nineteenth-century disease, easily thwarted by modern water treatment systems and health care. It ravaged Haiti, but it has not spread beyond the developing world. Ebola, on the other hand, moves slowly and is not as easily treated. Further, it has reached the United States, earning it near-obsessive attention in U.S. news. As Greg Gonsalves, co-director of the Yale Global Health Justice Partnership wrote this month in Quartz, ‘Exotic infections for Americans, often from far away places, often Africa, strike fear into their hearts, but only once the pathogens have cleared customs.’ Ebola has cleared customs in a way Haitian cholera never has. 
But a look at the long list of casualties reveals what the two diseases have in common. The right to health comes with a cover charge, and much of the world — especially those in struggling states such as Haiti, Liberia, and Sierra Leone — can’t pay it.”

foreignaffairsmagazine:

Ebola and cholera—the two deadliest outbreaks of this century—share the same root cause: poverty. http://ow.ly/D0xtG  (Photo: Reuters)

"At first glance, the two outbreaks couldn’t be less similar. Cholera moves quickly but it is a nineteenth-century disease, easily thwarted by modern water treatment systems and health care. It ravaged Haiti, but it has not spread beyond the developing world. Ebola, on the other hand, moves slowly and is not as easily treated. Further, it has reached the United States, earning it near-obsessive attention in U.S. news. As Greg Gonsalves, co-director of the Yale Global Health Justice Partnership wrote this month in Quartz, ‘Exotic infections for Americans, often from far away places, often Africa, strike fear into their hearts, but only once the pathogens have cleared customs.’ Ebola has cleared customs in a way Haitian cholera never has. 

But a look at the long list of casualties reveals what the two diseases have in common. The right to health comes with a cover charge, and much of the world — especially those in struggling states such as Haiti, Liberia, and Sierra Leone — can’t pay it.”

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thepoliticalnotebook:

If ever a wire photo deserved thought bubbles, it’s this one… Afghanistan’s two presidential candidates — Ashraf Ghani (middle) and Abdullah Abdullah (right) have been battling it out since June over who gets to succeed Karzai. (Who wouldn’t want that job?) They have finally signed an agreement for a unity government in which Ghani will be president and Abdullah his chief executive. This picture of the two of them with Secretary Kerry is from back on August 8th while negotiations were ongoing. Your unity government, ladies and gentlemen.
Photo: AP
(HT Don Gomez)

thepoliticalnotebook:

If ever a wire photo deserved thought bubbles, it’s this one… Afghanistan’s two presidential candidates — Ashraf Ghani (middle) and Abdullah Abdullah (right) have been battling it out since June over who gets to succeed Karzai. (Who wouldn’t want that job?) They have finally signed an agreement for a unity government in which Ghani will be president and Abdullah his chief executive. This picture of the two of them with Secretary Kerry is from back on August 8th while negotiations were ongoing. Your unity government, ladies and gentlemen.

Photo: AP

(HT Don Gomez)

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"Men—I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue too."

Men, step up.

But also please remember:

Men who want to be feminists do not need to be given a space in feminism. They need to take the space they have in society & make it feminist.

—  Kelley Temple, National Union of Students UK Women’s Officer

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