First, I believe we should look at some of the recommendations outlined in the First Convention on Sleeping Sickness. I was instructed to begin to put these ideas and restrictions in place in the Gold Coast. These ideas were created at the conference in 1907. Many of the statistics that they had received were from the Ugandan colony. Nearly two out of every three people had fallen victim to the disease in the infected area. At first, the conference focused on h...
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...e of dealing with sleeping sickness. We need to continue to push through and fight this deadly disease. Doing so is not only humane, but it is also beneficial to the British government as a whole. With the threat of rebellion and the growth of this disease the holding of the Gold Coast continues to become harder, but by persisting in our efforts to contain and eradicate this disease we can kill two birds with one stone. The natural resources of the Gold Coast are too valuable to give up without a fight. We must look to other countries and colonies in Africa as they continue to deal with similar circumstances. Colonies are what keep the British empire strong, and the Gold Coast is at an impasse to see whether we can keep this important colony. My experiences here will hopefully help the government make more informed and efficient decisions on how to end this impasse.
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