Month Four Assignment Idea
Greetings Sister Pulsers;
I am writing to pitch my idea to you. I am considering writing about women activist of Mtoto Wa Jua (Child of the Sun) an organization involved in educating mothers to the harmful effects of over exposure to the sun. It is very cultural in Uganda as well as most parts of Africa to carry the baby on the back, but few cover the babies head.
Over-exposure to Ultra-Violet Rays lowers the immunity increasing the risk of all infectious diseases. High UV levels reduce the effectiveness of vaccines. Since many vaccine-preventable diseases are extremely infectious, any factor that results in even a small decrease in vaccine efficacy can have a major impact on public health. Uganda is an equatorial country. The UV rays are among the highest in the world. Effective education programs can strengthen the national economy by reducing the financial burden of the health care systems caused by cancers and cataract treatment.
I look forward to receiving feedback on this article.