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The documentary A Walk to Beautiful
, follows five women in Ethiopia suffering from fistula, isolated from their villages and some from their families, seeking treatment at one of the few charity clinics. It can be viewed online at the PBS NOVA
site. Dr. Catherine Hamlin, who runs the hospital in Addis Ababa, is interviewed here
. There's also been a couple of recent articles on fistula: one from Nicholas Kristof
who's been one of the most prominent voices on this issue, a piece by Kate Harding
, and an older piece where Abby Frucht
describes living with fistula in a developed country with a supportive family. For those inclined to donate, links to charities can be found in the Kristof op-ed. Other Metafilter posts on fistula: 1
posted by BigSky
on Nov 2, 2009 -
As the global climate changes, agriculture is sure to be affected. The Stern Review
explains that "developing countries - in particular the poorest - are heavily dependent on agriculture, the most climate-sensitive of all economic sectors." Working Group II
of the IPCC
says that: "Smallholder and subsistence farmers, pastoralists and artisanal fisherfolk will suffer complex, localised impacts of climate change (high confidence)." Meanwhile, some important staple crops are especially threatened
by rising temperatures (though genetic engineering may help
). You can experience a taste of it yourself
, with a climate change awareness fast, taking place on Tuesday, September 4th.
posted by sindark
on Aug 30, 2007 -
Science and technology in the developing world.
SciDev.net went online last month, with the backing of the UK Department for International Development. Its main goal "is to enhance the ability of all its users to engage in informed debate on ways of applying science and technology to social and economic development in an environmentally responsible way." Hopefully, a useful tool for globalisation discussions.
posted by liam
on Feb 1, 2002 -