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What Really Matters to the Two Worlds of Science? 

What if the boy who was to become Albert Einstein happened to have been born to parents in an impoverished village in the Congo or Bolivia rather than Ulm in Germany?

It’s certain that E would still equal mc2, and everything in the physical world would still be relative - but for sure, it would not have been Einstein who told the world, with his immeasurable talents undoubtedly wasted.

Despite the fact that most are well travelled, the vast majority of the world’s leading scientific researchers – the planet’s problem solvers and modern day magicians, responsible for extraordinary discoveries, and guardians to the knowledgebase and hundreds of years of insight – never visit the developing world


But does it really matter that they don't? 

Likewise, does it matter that most scientists in the developing world are so lacking in resources – so short of information, as well as equipment and finances – that it is impossible for them to carry out the essential scientific research required to find solutions for so many of their most chronic problems? 

Of course it matters.  It matters to the scientists who are powerless to help themselves, unable to do much in the way of productive work, and it matters to their compatriots and others in the region that remain dependent on the developed world for new healthcare treatments and other helpful scientific and technological developments. 

And it matters to Mangosteen.

And if it doesn’t already matter to many developed world scientists, we believe that it could matter, that the fact that it doesn’t is primarily due to a lack of awareness, and that first-hand exposure is the key to understanding. 


A Quick Survey 
Excluding Rio de Janeiro, Beijing, Shanghai, Bali, large Indian resort hotels and much of South Africa -  since among others such places don't really count - how many Ph.D. level scientists do you know that have ever spent time in one of the world's many  developing or least developed countries?









HIV/AIDS 2007  
Pneumococci 2007  
Antibiotic Resistance 2007  

Co-organizers: International Society of Chemotherapy (ISC)


Co-sponsors:         Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics - APUA-Gambia

Kinetoplastid Diseases 2008  
Tuberculosis 2008  
Cytokines 2008  
Hepatitis 2008  
Enteric Pathogens 2008  
Malaria 2009  
Pathogenic Helminths 2009  

Pathogenic Helminths 2007  
Malaria 2007  
Bacterial Gastroenteritis 2006  
Tuberculosis 2006  
Kinetoplastid Diseases 2006  
Hepatitis 2006  






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