When will developing countries stop importing knowledge? (10)

4 October, 2018

When will developing countries stop importing knowledge? (9)

Dear Charles,

Thank you for your interesting topic. I note that you are a Chief Executive Officer of KTA at the Harare City Council and the Mbare Agricultural Markets. What is your genuine and honest view regarding the current public health state of Mbare and its Agricultural effects and role to the public? What is the involvement of your Knowledge Transfer Africa in this devastating and health hazardous experience? Surely the Harare City Council technocrats and people of high calibre like KTA must work in collaboration with the current government and other important Stakeholders to improve the systems out there (and/or import the knowledge from the West) : especially the Sanitation and the sewerage systems which I believe may be detrimental to cholera outbreaks that are threatening peoples lives currently.

This is a very important public health bone of contention in the Harare City Council and other developing nations who may find themselves in a similar situation. Surely this may hinge upon the policies and political consequences but can be corrected through a multidisciplinary collaboration. Therefore, I may humbly conclude by saying, importing knowledge will never stop as long as we continue to fail dismally to formulate our own indigenous effective policies and strategies that are aimed at eradicating such public health hazards/pandemics in our own communities: a licence to cholera outbreaks and other capitalistic epidemics. I thank you All.

Best regards.

Flora Todlana.

(Public health researcher)

HIFA profile: Flora Todlana is a researcher at the Evelyn Oldfield Unit in the UK. Professional interests: Research in public health: epidemiology; trauma in displaced families; type 2 diabetes melitus. hanyanaflo AT gmail.com