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Bill Frist talks preventable diseases on Morning Joe

Former Senator Bill Frist was on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning and spoke at length about deadly and preventable diseases in Africa. He also spoke about the need for clean water and what a long way that goes in saving children’s lives.
Senator Frist also has an op-ed in today’s Washington Times on the state of Africa’s children which you can read here.
You can check out the clip here, partial transcript below:
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These deaths are preventable, and it’s cheap and we know how to do that. And people think of malaria and HIV and tuberculosis– all very serious– but the number one disease is cardiovascular disease. And we must continue to focus on malaria and bed nets, but simply clean water can go further in saving lives inexpensively around the world.

-Chris Scott


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