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Roy Innis on malaria (19)

Thank you Jeff. This sort of conversation helps us to think, collectively, 
about the way forward.

I am increasingly convinced that we need to put much more attention on serious 
strategic planning for dealing with the issues. In about a month I will be 
going to South Africa to work with an NGO on its Human Rights Development 
Initiative. Its participants are students from law clinics throughout Africa. I 
will ask them, collectively, to think about what could be done to strengthen 
the human right to adequate food throughout Africa. I will ask them to look at 
what could be done not only in individual countries, but also regionally and 
globally. That is, part of their question will be: what are the obligations of 
the global community, taken as a whole, with regard to malnutrition in Africa?

One could readily substitute "malaria" or "HIV/AIDS" or a number of other 
concerns where I have spoken of "malnutrition." I think we need to look beyond 
the immediate technical and clinical manifestations of our concerns and ask how 
we can come to grips with these things as a matter of governance, locally, 
nationally, regionally, and globally. Who should carry what responsibilities? 
How do we get effective partnerships working across all these levels?

To me, this all adds up to solid, collective, serious strategic planning.

Aloha, George

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