Friday, October 10, 2008

One person dies every 20 seconds. But is extremely preventable

Came across this on Darragh Doyle's blog last week. And just now just saw it again featured on YouTube.

When James Nachtwey was awarded the TED Prize in 2007, he was given $100,000 and one wish to change the world.

This was his wish:

"I'm working on a story that the world needs to know about. I wish for you to help me break it in a way that provides spectacular proof of the power of news photography in the digital age."

I know it is obvious but was a reminder of how the internet can be used for real good. It literally took me just a few minutes in total to (1) learn enough about this strain of TB (2) email world leaders and (3) share it by posting it here.

We're told that one person dies every 20 seconds but this is extremely preventable. Visit XDRTB if you'd like to help or know more.

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