Isaac Twumasi Quantus's Blog – April 2011 Archive (5)

Africa’s need for Entrepreneurship

The problems facing developing countries, in Africa and elsewhere, are overwhelming in their magnitude and complexity. From HIV/AIDS to widespread corruption and poverty, obstacles to economic development are occupying some of the world’s brightest minds.

Let me once again try to tackle Africa’s most trenchant problems in a vastly different way but with the goal to create a new development paradigm for the continent.

Few development experts would deny that, at some point,…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on April 27, 2011 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Initiatives on Healthcare in Africa

During the late sixties, two major events occurred: the Declaration of Health for All (HFA) by the WHO Health Assembly in 1977 and the adoption in Alma-Ata in 1978 of the primary health care approach as the strategy by which the ultimate objective of HFA would be attained.

Health For All became a popular slogan for many years to follow and it was recognized that stronger health systems must be based on Primary Health Care principles, which today is still regarded as the best approach…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on April 7, 2011 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Solid Waste Management in Africa

As urbanization continues to take place, the management of solid waste is becoming a major public health and environmental concern in urban areas of many African countries. The concern is serious, particularly in the capital cities, which are often gateways to the countries for foreign diplomats, businessmen, and tourists. Poor visual appearance of these cities will have negative impacts on official and tourist visits and foreign investment.

Recognizing its importance, a number of…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on April 7, 2011 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Africa and the global future

Exploring the future of the world is a tempting challenge. Will the 21st century really be the African century? Who will be the world powers in 2050? How will global environmental change evolve?

Will there be a clash of civilizations? The many books and reports written to discuss the possible answers to these and similar questions generally ignore Africa. Where they do include Africa, the discussion is often based on broad assumptions or stereotypes.

However, Africa does…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on April 6, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Domestic water in rural Africa

Water is precious. Although water covers three quarters of the earth, only a small fraction is accessible to human beings as fresh water. Water is critical to nourishing and fostering life. Water is vital to our existence and to our social and economic development.

Water plays an essential role in helping to eradicate poverty, especially in the Least Developed Countries. To build a world without hunger, we must and we can harness water to feed the world by developing policies and…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on April 1, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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