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RE: [ujeni] Forgot one thing! My 2 cents...

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  • johooper@unm.edu
    Thanks a lot Luz! Joanna ... G ... I ... 4 ... / ... 3 ... 4 ... o
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      Thanks a lot Luz!

      Joanna

      Quoting Luz Huntington <luzhunt@...>:

      > Joanna,
      > I can't think of any references off the top of my head. I think most
      > of what
      > I have learned has come from a couple of radio shows I heard on KUYI
      > Hopi
      > Radio. I do have some colleagues I can ask and I will see if anything
      >
      > surfaces in my assigned readings this week in my American Indian
      > Health and
      > Health Care class; we are just about to start our discussion on
      > Diabetes.
      >
      > I will keep you posted, Luz
      >
      >
      > >From: johooper@...
      > >Reply-To: ujeni@yahoogroups.com
      > >To: ujeni@yahoogroups.com
      > >Subject: RE: [ujeni] Forgot one thing! My 2 cents...
      > >Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 13:08:18 -0700
      > >
      > >Luz,
      > >
      > >You mentioned that you worked with the Navajo Nation. I am
      > currently
      > >working on a project looking at diabetes prevention among Native
      > >Americans here in New Mexico. As part of my background research, I
      > am
      > >particularly interested in the food commodities programs and
      > perhaps
      > >how them impacted the local diet and changed it from the
      > traditional
      > >healthier foods to ones high in fat and high glycemic index
      > >carbohydrates. Although I have heard people make reference to it,
      > I
      > >am having a hard time finding any information that documents this
      > >historic event specifically in the literature searches that I have
      > >done. Do you have any references or ideas as to where I could find
      > >this information--for that matter, does anyone?
      > >
      > >Joanna
      > >
      > >
      > >Quoting Luz Huntington <luzhunt@...>:
      > >
      > > > <html><body>
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > <tt>
      > > > Joanna, Scott, John and Mark,<BR>
      > > > I am also a bit hesitant to contribute to this discussion but do
      > > > think I <BR>
      > > > have an important point to make. I really like Joanna's logical
      > > > approach to <BR>
      > > > monies spent on international health issues but ultimately I
      > must
      > > > side with <BR>
      > > > Scott. I do feel it is extremely important to restore the health
      > of
      > > > the most <BR>
      > > > productive adults in the community, those that need to provide
      > for
      > > > their <BR>
      > > > children and elders. What will the future of African countries
      > be
      > > > like if <BR>
      > > > AIDS wipes out their current generation of family providers?
      > > > Treatment is <BR>
      > > > very important and its success conveys a great deal of hope that
      > can
      > > > not be <BR>
      > > > measured in terms of money.<BR>
      > > > <BR>
      > > > The specific point that I wish to add puts the focus back on our
      > own
      > > > <BR>
      > > > country. Public health in the United States has shuffled much of
      > its
      > > > funding <BR>
      > > > into bioterrorism preparedness since 9/11. It can be argued that
      > that
      > > > <BR>
      > > > funding could be better spent on issues of malnutrition in our
      > own
      > > > country's <BR>
      > > > poor or funneled into more immunization programs, etc. I
      > witnessed
      > > > the need <BR>
      > > > for better immunization surviellance and nutrition programs in
      > the
      > > > Navajo <BR>
      > > > Nation right here on American soil. I think a good bit of this
      > > > discussion <BR>
      > > > centers on social justice issues. And before we decide to stop
      > > > funding AIDS <BR>
      > > > chemotherapeutic agents in Africa we might want to simply look
      > at
      > > > ourselves  <BR>
      > > > and the justice in the way we funnel monies in our own country. I
      > do
      > > > not <BR>
      > > > mean to imple that bioterrorism preparedness is unimportant--I
      > just
      > > > think <BR>
      > > > its important to reflect back on ourselves and our own country
      > when
      > > > it comes <BR>
      > > > to limiting resources and social justice.<BR>
      > > > <BR>
      > > > I welcome any thoughts on my point and hope I have explained
      > myself
      > > > clearly <BR>
      > > > so as not to offend any one.<BR>
      > > > <BR>
      > > > Thanks for the great discussion.<BR>
      > > > Luz<BR>
      > > > <BR>
      > > > <BR>
      > > > >From: "Holland, Mark"
      > <holland@...><BR>
      > > > >Reply-To: ujeni@yahoogroups.com<BR>
      > > > >To: "'ujeni@yahoogroups.com'"
      > > > <ujeni@yahoogroups.com><BR>
      > > > >Subject: RE: [ujeni] Forgot one thing!<BR>
      > > > >Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 08:23:21 -0500<BR>
      > > > ><BR>
      > > > >Since this isn't my area at all I'm going to risk sounding
      > > > ignorant, but <BR>
      > > > >there are some great books by Paul Farmer on this topic
      > > > specifically.  <BR>
      > > > >Twice at least in the past 20 years he has launched a
      > treatment
      > > > program <BR>
      > > > >using first-world drugs in a third-world context, first for
      > > > tuberculosis <BR>
      > > > >and now for HIV.  His thesis is that since prevention
      > is
      > > > observably not <BR>
      > > > >working there is an obligation to move to treatment,
      > regardless
      > > > of funding <BR>
      > > > >considerations.  If the funds are lacking, he argues,
      > it's
      > > > necessary to <BR>
      > > > >generate them.<BR>
      > > > ><BR>
      > > > >If I'm understanding correctly each new intervention he has
      > tried
      > > > has <BR>
      > > > >eventually shown measurable results.  Whether the model
      > is
      > > > portable I don't <BR>
      > > > >know; perhaps his success is due primarily to his personal
      > > > abilities and <BR>
      > > > >stature.<BR>
      > > > ><BR>
      > > > >The Uses of Haiti, Tracy Kidder's biography Mountains beyond
      > > > Mountains, and <BR>
      > > > >Infections and Inequalities are all worth a read.<BR>
      > > > ><BR>
      > > > >Mark<BR>
      > > > <BR>
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