We send our gratitude to all the medical service men and women around the world along with many local volunteers who are endangering and sacrificing their lives to be in the fore front of this massive epidemic outbreak of Ebola in Africa at this moment.
It is heart breaking and with deep sorrow to see this epidemic unfold taking so many lives however; at the same time it is also an opportunity for Africa to wake to the reality of our time and take responsibility, to be bold, creative and be strategic from this century foward in the health and epidemic research.
We know very well that it is not in the western society’s interest to solve the problem in Africa and it should not be. Africa is a unique continent and must start to strategically create one of the biggest epidemic research centre’s in the world by starting to collect minimum tax system to invest and build capital to fund research with a western society partenership to make the project succesful and to be ready for the next challenge that will arrive.
Africa boasts plenty of resources and talents, the Federal Ministers in leadership on the continent need to rise up to the reality of our time and be the visionary and prepare for the future. The truth of the matter is that western society goverment have their own responsibility to their people and society’s progress . Africa should not be expecting much from them only a strategic partenership should be built to lead a succesful result and win win solution.
We have seen this many times with other aspects of challenge, a broken immigration system and negligence of cooperation around and toward the continent costing and losing thousands of bright generations of talent over the decades let’s put our youth to work and give them hope .
Let’s cease the opportunity of this challenging time and build one of the biggest research centre’s in the world in Africa since most of the deadly diseases come from the tropical climate let’s be ready before the next one comes along. We have gone from HIV to Ebola and Chikungunya, what will be next but with all the challenge the continent faces let’s not loose hope!
We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope Martin Luther King Jr
By Honore Gbedze /Publisher/Editor