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Serageldin with Kofi Annan and Gro Harlem Brundtland

Half of Africans do not have access to essential drugs. In 2015, it was estimated that with the provision of the right drugs to treat respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases and malaria, around 10 million lives could be saved. But Africa also has another resource that it needs to manage better. Traditional medicines have not been adequately studied and organized in Africa. In China, for example, there has been a lot of attention paid to traditional medicine and the herbal remedies they rely on, not to mention Acupuncture, which stunned the West when it was first seriously discussed there. Continue Reading...

Ismail Serageldin
Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina(BA)


Ron's Corner University of Pittsburgh, World Health Organization
  • Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood the number is reduced to 206.

  • By the age of 60, most people will have lost about half their taste buds.

  • We are about 1 cm taller in the morning than in the evening.

  • Even small noises cause the pupils of the eyes to dilate

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