This maestro is doing his bit for Africa

February 22, 2018 by norman lebrecht


Mikko Franck is back from his first mission to Benin as ambassador for UNICEF France.

Mikko writes:

Today in a village in Sô-Ava region. The closest health center is 30 minutes boat trip away but the people don’t go there as they can’t afford the petrol for the boats. So the hospital was brought to them that for example this 3 day-old baby can have her vaccinations

Comments (6)

  1. Doug says:

    Western nations have provided $500 billion in aid (not including hundreds of millions from charity organisations) to Africa every year since the 1960s. What has it achieved other than providing a backdrop for virtue signaling preeners?

    1. Sue says:

      Another suburb of Brussels.

    2. Alan says:

      Propping up corrupt officials. It is endemic.

    3. George Porter says:

      You’re all heart.

    4. Dave T says:

      Doug- That would be $25 trillion! Are you mad as a hatter?

    5. Jill Richards says:

      One word: colonialism

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