Happy 90th Birthday Nelson Mandela!
July 18,2008 is the 90th birthday of Nobel Peace Prize winner and South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela. He spent 30 years in prison for his fight against apartheid and is now a world statesman, fighting for the rights of the poor and oppressed. Today he campaigns for funding for HIV/AIDS victims and is speaking out for redistribution of wealth.
President Mandela reminds us that the poor don't live as long as the wealthy and wealthy nations have obligations to poor nations. Communicable diseases like measles, HIV, respiratory illness, malaria, TB and diarrhea account for half of the global disease burden, shouldered by the poor. Child mortality in poor countries is primarily due to malnutrition and preventable diseases.
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