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Funding Vaccines In The Developing World Creates Positive Allies

Syndicated columnist and ONE senior adviser Michael Gerson, in a CNN opinion piece, reviews the documentary “Voodoo and Vaccines,” which he writes “shows how government and health officials have reached out to religious leaders, and how many traditional healers are now carrying a pro-vaccination message. They are combining a belief in traditional medicine with an acceptance of modern medicine. And this is benefiting the people of Benin.”

He continues, “When Americans and others fund the distribution of vaccines in the developing world, they are not only helping children. They are taking the side of good people working for the health and future of their country. We are not just helping the sick; we are joining with partners who are willing to perform the hardest tasks. We should be honored to be allied with them” (6/21).

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