Good news on the NTD front!

On September 15, 2008, in Africa, Ghana, global health, neglected tropical diseases, by Karen Grepin

President Bush hosted President John Kufuor of Ghana this morning at the White House. Some of the good news to come out of this meeting was an announcement that the integrated neglected tropical disease (NTD) drug distribution program in Ghana is set to commence later this month. Yeah!

In case you were also interested in knowing a bit more about Kufuor, he is currently finishing construction on the new Presidential Palace in Accra (see picture). The country took out a $30 million loan to help build the thing. Shaped like an Ashanti stool and made with golden glass, it is quite the sight to be seen.

I don’t know if I should be more worried about about the palace, or the fact that my town of Newton, MA is currently spending $200 million to build a new high school shaped like a question mark (see picture below).

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