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Energy Poverty Deprives 1 Billion of Adequate Healthcare, Says Report


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JL
- 509 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Neglect of energy undermines healthcare and education, leaving patients, teachers and children in the dark



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JL A. (272)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 9:11 am
Copywritten article available at the site.
 

Kit B. (277)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 11:10 am

I recently read an article - do not remember the source at the moment. The article highlights the constant use of exaggerations of time lines. This often not because of a lack of funding but that there is an expectation that with any thing less than a 5 to 30 forecast the public will not believe the project is feasible. I suggest that mind set is self fulfilling prophecy and we must rethink what is possible and set goals for more immediate relief.
 

JL A. (272)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 12:12 pm
Interesting observation Kit. There is some research that says when seeking funding from any source one needs to start higher than needed because the response will be to cut and the skill is having overstated sufficiently that the end result allows enough to get the job done. You cannot currently send a star to Kit because you have done so within the last day.
 

Carol D. (104)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 2:26 pm
noted thanks
 

Angelika R. (146)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 5:42 pm
"There is some research that says when seeking funding from any source one needs to start higher than needed because the response will be to cut and the skill is having overstated sufficiently that the end result allows enough to get the job done." For this age old wisdom it takes no research-lol.
We all find examples in our email on a regular basis! ("can you chip in $xyz right now? Deadline midnight. We have to meet our goal" etc) I believe those responsible should know well how more immediate relief COULD be reached, just unable or unwilling to provide it and also too many bureaucratic hurdles. Thx JL.
 

JL A. (272)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 6:07 pm
You are welcome Carol and Angelika. You cannot currently send a star to Angelika because you have done so within the last day.
 

Agnes N. (717)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 7:20 pm
Thanks JL
 

JL A. (272)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 7:30 pm
You are welcome Agnes. Spam was reported--might take someone else also reporting to disappear.
 

Sue Matheson (69)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 7:59 pm
thanks
 

JL A. (272)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 8:02 pm
You are welcome Sue
 

Sue Matheson (69)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 8:04 pm
thanks
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 6:44 am
Thank you JL.
 

JL A. (272)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 7:58 am
You are welcome Suheyla
 

Dave C. (213)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 11:47 am
noted

http://self.org/
 

JL A. (272)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 12:19 pm
Thanks Dave for providing a link to an organization working to address this issue. From their website here is a description:

SELF's mission is to design and implement solar energy solutions to assist the 1.5 billion people living in energy poverty with their economic, educational, health care and agricultural development.

Since 1990, SELF has completed projects in more than 20 countries and pioneered unique applications of solar power such as for drip irrigation in Benin, health care in Haiti, telemedicine in the Amazon rainforest, online learning in South Africa and microenterprise development in Nigeria.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 12:57 pm
Thank you
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 1:41 pm
Of course it doesn't help that the Globalists and Corporatist bum boys raped their respective nations of their resources and infrastructures since the late 80s. It's time for these jokers to start giving a lot back.
 

JL A. (272)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 2:05 pm
You are welcome Birgit
You cannot currently send a star to Michael because you have done so within the last day.
 

Ro H. (0)
Monday March 11, 2013, 7:33 am
ty
 

JL A. (272)
Monday March 11, 2013, 8:18 am
You are welcome Ro
 

Helen Porter (41)
Monday March 11, 2013, 10:16 pm
noted
 

Helen Porter (41)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 12:54 am
If people would take their health into their own hands, study the natural way to get and maintain good health,
they would seldom need doctors. I'm 70 and my health is near perfect. I get a checkup once a year to check on the condition of my body. Doctors are good for machines to check your health and for sewing up injuries.
But it's the unnecessary operations and the pharmaceutical companies bribes to prescribe their brand of drug poisoning that keeps the big bucks rolling in.

Of course if people studied and applied natural health, oh, my! what would the millionaires do?
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 9:56 am
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