Saturday, August 06, 2005

Good new about Iraq

Chuck Z is blogging again, with the aid of voice to text software, and he's still got the wit and wisdom to make me laugh and think.

Today he reminds us that there are some fantastic and generous people out there who deserve more attention and recognition. Soldiers' Angels provides relief in various forms to injured military, and to those deployed.

One of these Angels is Holly Aho, whose blog is both a tribute to the men and women she supports, and a great source of positive information and inspiration.

Today, as part of her Positive News series, she offers the following :

When is the MSM going to start mentioning THIS informaion about Iraq?
Per the Multi-National Force - Iraq

As of 15 May 2005 , and despite years of neglect by the Saddam regime, an insurgency intent on intimidating teachers and students, and the damage caused by war, 3,105 schools have been renovated and another 950 schools are currently under rehabilitation.

Iraq 's Ministry of Health (MoH) on 4 September initiated the first polio immunization program in the country since the start of the war to topple Saddam Hussein in March 2003, in an effort to protect 4.7 million children from the infectious disease. With support from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Union (EU), who contributed over US $2.5 million, the Iraqi authorities succeeded in immunizing the vast majority of children in the first three days of the campaign, UNICEF said. A total of 25 million doses of vaccine were purchased with help from a $3.2 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

She goes on to offer news on the Iraqi Security Forces, The Ministry of Defense, the Economy, and much more. Please go read the whole thing, and leave her comments - she deserves to know how much we need and appreciate this kind of update!