Modern cancer care involves more than the latest surgical techniques and drugs; it also offers freedom from pain. Yet basic palliative care is almost nonexistent for many patients in developing countries. What is being done to bring them pain relief?
It's easy to think cancer's a result of bad habits — or bad luck. And in a way, the bad luck part is true. But it goes beyond that. Infectious diseases, things prevented or quickly treated in the developing world, are a major cause of cancers, and cancer deaths, in the developing world.
Uganda has a trash problem. Basically, it doesn't get rid of it. So that's been a boon to the Marabou stork population, which thrives off of garbage and scraps. So that trash problem, which is still there, has morphed into a bird problem. Scientists say the only way to solve it is to take out the trash.
Moammar Gaddafi is remembered fondly by people in Uganda, especially those who attend the huge mosque named after Gaddafi in the capital Kampala. Gaddafi paid for the mosque and many other projects in Uganda.
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