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December 10, 2008
Zimbabwe aid workers wrestle to contain cholera


AUDIO: Manuel Lopez, head of a Doctors Without Borders mission in Zimbabwe, joins Martin Savidge from Harare to discuss the spread of the disease, Zimbabwe’s health sector and efforts to end the epidemic.

The situation in Zimbabwe continues to collapse, and international aid workers are struggling to provide even the most basic medical care to tens of thousands of people.

At least 775 have now died due to the country’s outbreak of cholera, and another 16,141 are infected. Some have sought treatment in neighboring countries, and the disease has spread to South Africa.

Read more about the cholera epidemic and political strife in Zimbabwe in our previous Blogwatches.


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Hershman D Jablow and Lieb,J.”A Brotherhood of Tyrants: Manic Depression and Absolute Power.” (1994) Amherst Prometheus Books

Among our insights: Manic- Depressive Despots have delusions of invincibility, invulnerability, infallibility, paranoid delusions, are ruthless, indifferent to the suffering of others, beyond reason, end up making war on their own people, and leave their countries in ruins. Were we heeded, an alternate strategy may have avoided the inevitable.


Julian Lieb,M.D

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