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>> hello and welcome to our latest edition of euromaxx - recent cases of people have shown that this is no longer a problem confined to africa. no matter where we are, we speak -- we suffer with potential outbreak of the disease. here is what we have coming up. sitting on edge, molly hopes for the best, but fears for the
worst stop -- mali hopes for the best, but fears for the worst. and in china, fears for children. and trying to save the sea turtles. more than six months into the ebola outbreak, officials and politicians are beginning to admit they simply didn't take the early reports seriously enough. the world health organization now calls it the most severe health emergency in modern times. the race is on to contain this epidemic while experts still fear it could get worse before it gets better. it's a big challenge for local health systems. molly has been lucky so far, but doctors fear that could change anytime soon. >> stomachache, malaria, sex problems, i can help you. i'm the best doctor in town.
>> this traditional healer has projected confidence. he also has his work cut out for him. he said his concoction can't -- can cure the stomachache in five hours. he charges the copeland of two euros for his cure, a days wages for many people here. we want to know if he had heard about the ebola epidemic in neighboring guinea. >> yes, but i haven't met anyone yet who has ebola. i believe in my medicine. and i'm convinced i could help. >> but the butcher with the stomachache says he would rather not depend on the traditional healer if he had ebola. the state health clinic is a short way down the road. its director is very busy. this is one of his easier tasks, convincing a small boy to let him take his temperature.
during peak malaria season between july and november, children are given free preventive medications. doctors are able to deal with malaria and it's not contagious. but there is no medication to prevent ebola, and the doctor doesn't like to imagine what would happen if they suddenly had to fight the epidemic. >> we are very frightened that ebola will reach here, but today, fortunately, i've only seen children from mali. i haven't seen any mothers with children from guinea year. that reassures me a little. >> she has brought her two youngest children for malaria prophylaxis. her four-year-old bravely swallowed the bitter syrup. everyone here has been heard about ebola and how to protect yourself from the disease.
>> two aboard -- avoid ebola, we have to watch our hands regularly, avoid going to games or burials. we will keep to that. but she and her husband earn their trade in the neighboring country of guinea, which has been hard hit by the ebola. they have a shop near the border and sell peanuts, so, right, and gasoline. he usually buys his products cheaply in guinea, but since ebola broke out there, things have changed. >> this has almost ruin our business. i used to go to guinea three times a month, but now i have not been there in two months. we need help. countries like ours cannot deal with a crisis like this on our own.
>> in the early afternoon, it's time for his daily visit to the border post. unlike other west african countries, molly has not yet closed its borders to the affected region. trade is still brisk. of course, that constitutes a risk for mali. since march, all people entering the country from guinea are checked as stringently as possible with an infrared commoner. the doctor says they had to force one woman to have her temperature taken, but everyone else has been cooperative. he said this woman's temperature is about normal, so there's no problem in her case. but what if someone did have the typical symptoms, fever, vomiting, and diarrhea? the dr. takes us along with him. not far away, the health
ministry has isolation of -- and isolation ward consisting of a few temporary huts. the doctor says they have room for four patients. in april, they had three suspected cases, but fortunately they all tested negative. this is a waiting room in a private clinic, one of the most modern health facilities. his patient comes from guinea. she suffering from severe stomach pains. it's the only clinic in the entire border region with the ultrasound device. >> my wife has suffered from these pains for five years. i have a feeling i can finally find out what is causing her pain. >> the lab workers are able to test for typical diseases, but
cannot diagnose ebola here. most patients in the private clinic are suffering from malaria. people who go to him have to be able to afford it. he charges the equivalent of three euros for an examination and added to that are the lab work and ultrasound scans. it is tough for, but good for the area. >> if patients in the capital cannot afford treatment, they might die. that is why i have initiated this project, to help the people. >> in the late afternoon, the doctor writes his daily report to the health ministry in bamako . there is nothing unusual to report from ebola checks. and the malaria campaign has been successful. he can only hope that's not going to changing time soon.
>> the day he would have to note ebola in his report, it would most likely mean that his priority would have to shift away from all those other patients also suffering from potentially life-threatening diseases. china's one child policy may be listening, but has certainly had and if fact -- a dramatic effect. china's birth rate has plummeted to one of the lowest in the world. traditionally, most couples still hope for a son. this has created fertile ground for child trafficking. many youngsters simply disappear every year and often reemerge as sudden additions to the family somewhere else as the new son or daughter in law to be. our correspondent has spoken to those whose lives have been shattered. >> this is always a difficult and deeply saddening task. funded by donations from an american aid organization, she supports parents looking for their children who have simply
disappeared, stolen, kidnapped, and sold. parents like this shop owner and his wife are desperate. he went to pick up his five-year-old daughter from school. he was a bit late and she was no longer there. that was nine years ago. since then, the couple has spent every minute searching for their daughter. they have spent all of their money. they have stayed even of a shop is not doing well, hoping their daughter might remember it and find their way back there someday >> my husband and i will never give up. we will keep looking for her and one day, we will find her. we will never give up, no matter how hard and bitter it is. my life is agonizing.
but the local police do not like taking on cases like this, because they cost a lot of money and it makes the caseworkers look bad. >> when i tried to look for my daughter in a nearby town, the police demolished by car. they tore down my posters. they said my society is very stable and my actions destabilize it. >> the unofficial number is probably much higher. other estimates put the figure as high as 70,000. the children are then sold in villages like this. sue helps the women here look for their parents.
she was brought here to a family with three sons. she was purchased to be a wife for the youngest son. >> i missed my parents dreadfully, but did not have the courage to call out for them. i kept their names in my heart and always thought of them. >> she grew up almost like an adopted daughter. many parents in rural areas preferred to have sons, but because of china's stringent birth control laws, there are now too few women. even as a child, she knew she would be expected to marry her new brother. >> they don't usually send the children to school. few of them can read or write. the new families put pressure on them to prevent them from looking for their real parents. they are afraid they might return to them. but they have purchased the girls in order to later marry their sons.
but she had to submit to her fate. she has now been married for 20 years. and they have three children. one daughter is attending university. but she never let go of her past. she wanted to know where she came from and who her birth parents were. by chance, she heard about the american aid organization and got to know some time on -- and got to know them. the chinese government is of no help with searches like these, but she actually found her parents through their work at the organization. when they were reunited, the parents put a red sash over their lost daughters soldier. since then, -- her lost daughter's shoulders. since then, she visit them regularly. her husband supported her search. not many men would do that because the subject remains
taboo and even he did not want to talk about how it was back then when he had to marry his sister. >> at first, it felt strange. but then we got used to it after a year or two. >> haven't they ever wanted to choose their own partners? >> back then, it was very conservative here and it wasn't an option. >> this story is not an isolated case. thousands of girls in china who have been sold are looking for their parents. usually, secretly against the will of their husbands. the aid organization has searches through the construction of a dna databank. parents and children looking for each other submit dna samples. many see that as a way of -- as the only way of finding each other again because the government refuses to help.
together with the parents of stolen children, sue is publicizing the problem. it is risky because campaigns like this one are forgotten in china. the police have detained her frequently for disturbing the peace, but this time, everything goes well. >> i don't think parents should ever give up up and they have to become active themselves. in addition, we need more involvement from civil society. and of course, the government has to make more of an effort to help our work instead of hindering it. >> sue gets a lot of encouragement from passersby. private individuals commit themselves to her cause. that's new in china, where the government usually regulate everything. but more and more people in this country see themselves as citizens and demand their rights . and parents of missing children in particular would like the government to help them in their search. >> and of course, chinese
citizens have these rights, too, as guaranteed by international law. but like in many other countries, the question of implementing them. and now we visit a very special global living room in india. set up a rooftop, ava sardi -- a bar saudi -- barsati is quite a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. this journalist has turned hers into a paradise for her plants and her cat.
>> hello, welcome to be 23 a. i live all the way up, so we have to go up to the top floor. i moved in here about six months ago, which is the first time that i lived with mom and away from my parents, and i'm living alone. the reason why i wanteda barsati is because i wanted to keep my plants, and as laws for my cat. we both like to have open space just to breathe. so this right here is what you call art. it's actually a waste canvas. my sister is, in fact, the artist. these are my oldest cat. that is in them, pikachu and lublin. i thought i could preserve the memory this way. this is another one of my
sisters could discarded canvases -- my sister's discarded canvases. it's supposed to be a counter of my life until the year that i turned 21. when i studied law, what i suffered heartbreak and fixed my heart again. this is my little kitchen. as you can see, it's perfect for one person. i have a single burner stove, and i make all of my meals. there is nothing more satisfying to me than to come back home after a long day of work and make yourself a nice hot meal. just the way you like it. this is my living room. it's the only room i have. i wanted a smaller space, because it's easier to keep clean and maintain. i did not want to much stuff. it has my bed and my desk. lindy and i spend most of our time outside them outdoors in the fresh air.
>> thank you for visiting us today. i hope you guys had fun. goodbye. >> from india we had to st. lucia, the caribbean island state that looks exactly like it sounds. but this picture postcard paradise has also been struggling with environmental problems for some time. many endangered species have been pushed to the limits. we meet up with conservationists determine is to save as much of the island biodiversity as they can. >> grand anse beach on the atlantic coast of st. lucia, the windward side of the island, is the habitat of the leatherback turtle. they've been in existence for more than 100 million years,
longer than the dinosaurs. now they're threatened with extinction. their shells are highly valued and made into jewelry. the exit lay on the beach are so less expensive miracle. . -- as expensive miracle cures. these environmentalists want to put a stop to that. they belong to a turtle protection group. they found slaughtered sea turtles on the beach. the animals come up to a meter long and weighing 80 kilos, come here to breathe. the conservationists want to protect their aches. >> turtle watches something that we have a passion for. what we just do is like, longer and monitor them, prevent poachers from killing them, because we have the love to do what we do and we don't want them to destroy them.
>> they are trained for four months, learning to recognize different turtle species, among other things. most are around the age of 20. this is a chance to have a steady job. >> or conservation can best be done by young persons because they can really spread information throughout the community on the importance of protecting the turtles. they also have the energy, the drive and the time. >> some 40% of young people on st. lucia are out of work. most of the population is poor. so projects like this are welcome. geoscientist horst vogel is managing on behalf of the gic, the germany international aid agency. he's also active in the interior of the caribbean island. illegally dumped rubbish is a
problem, although waste disposal sites exist. he's constantly surprised at what he regularly finds in the illegal dumps. >> all sorts of containers for insecticides, herbicides and other agricultural chemicals. you first have to read back what they contain. but one thing is clear, here, things just get thoughtlessly thrown out into the environment. >> industrial pig farms are another environmental problem. their numbers have increased drastically in the last few years. wastewater remains untreated. >> in this case, our first step would be to make sure untreated wastewater no longer flows into rivers and streams and that
instead treat them plants, whether organic or gas powered, are installed to convert the waste on site. even into fertilizer, instead of dumping it directly into the scene. >> just a few kilometers away is a fishing town on st. lucia's west coast. some 20% of people here in their living through farming. fishing is an important source of income, for many the only way to feed their families. they want to catch as many fish as possible. that conflicts with the interests of conservationists, who want to keep the sea from being overfished. the solution -- protected zones on the coast where fishing and anchoring are forbidden. in contrast, other areas are open to fishermen, tourists, and boat owners.
movies set out by the local marine management organization marked the protected -- luis -- buoys are set out by the local marine management to market protect her -- protected area. >> sometimes you have to join wind to make use of a multiple use area. you have people coming out to re-create, you have yachts that might be there. and then you have conflict between the different users. what we did was develop five areas for each, you know, each set of people would have their own area where they have priority. >> sundaes, thousands of tourists ascend on st. lucia, 400,000 last year alone, double the island population. the island and its residents make a living from them. but diving tourism has severely damaged many coral reefs. they are pair -- they are bare
of land or sea life. to prevent further damage, the organization patrols several times a day. >> hello and good morning. >> we armoring mangers from the smm a. we're here to collect our dive encircling data. >> they record the number of divers and collect a fee from each of them. the money goes into their project. increasing damage to marine ecosystems is a global problem. horst vogel's project in the caribbean is part of the blue solutions international network. >> blue solutions is a program that operates worldwide, seeking ways to sustainably protect the oceans and marine ecosystems. and we are regional project in the caribbean. we're looking for solutions in the caribbean and are part of the blue solutions worldwide
program. >> the international climate protection initiative supports the network financially, to help the flora and fauna recover. it is hoped that the hope won't come too late to keep the leatherback turtle from dying out. >> and if you would like to fly -- find out more about the sea turtles or the approach they are taking to protect endangered species, then please join us online at http://dw.de/globalideas. that is it from bond studios for now. thanks for watching and do join us again, same time, same place next week. i buy. -- bye-bye.ññ÷éx
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