By Valentine NGWA, St. James University Hospital - Leeds, UK
I have read with keen interest, Dr Sanjay Gupta’s take on various health related issues in the rural parts of Cameroon, initially wondering what his real intentions were. One could easily misconstrue his intentions as being Information, Education/Entertainment and Communication (IEC), which I believe are those of a genuine journalist. However, I finally realised Sanjay Gupta’s primary assignment is that of portraying Cameroon/Africa as the origin of many of the world’s diseases; as a land where diseases easily spread from animals to man due to their supposedly close co-habitation.
Nowhere is this truer than in this article on Buruli ulcer in Akonolinga, Cameroon in which Medical science has been totally insulted; an article which should cause anyone calling himself a trained medical doctor to bow his head in shame. And I will go on to tell you why I think so.