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as to his son. return to the concrete and glass jungle of new york. the resort culture. for the forest starts. w. this week on global three thousand we're off to colombia if you've never heard of cotton top tamarins said it's about time n.g.o.s elec to save them. money a nation at the mercy of both conflicts and climate change we meet people that determines to make a difference. and we head to the u.s. by getting seriously ill can threaten not just your health but also your life
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a hood. critics say the u.s. health care system is not worthy of an industrialized nation in one survey in the country seventy six percent of those asked said they believe the system should be radically altered or even completely replaced in the united states a major sickness can be devastating for your financial health as well staying in bed might be good for your body but it's often terrible for your wallet it's not working frequently means not being paid in the astronomy sector that up to ninety percent of workers have no rights to paid sick leave and simply can't afford to take time off long term paid sick leave is something most americans can only dream of. see you do like. stephanie tucker is one tough cookie she gets chemo. therapy once
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a week her son marcel keeps her company stephanie lives in philadelphia and has breast cancer but she hasn't taken sick leave when i put in my time she for this week i will have to put mark the area there says no pay which means i won't get paid by my job for today is it a financial strain for you it is considered to have a mortgage to pay you no car payment it's time to hard when it comes to your health you have no choice it's something that you have to do. want. good. or headed to move. stephanie is under tremendous strain she's struggling to survive both financially and in her fight with cancer at first it was oh my god how am i going to do with this. why can i hide it. can i not tell.
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but never did it cross my mind to not get treated. many undergoing chemo continue working they're afraid of losing their jobs but such stress doesn't help their health some people we recommend that they don't work depending on their work environment. and if they can't such as you know health care some people work at health care that does put a stress if they have to or there has been days like that that i've caught my supervisor and said look i can't do it if i'm too tired. and again depending on if i have a sick day or a vacation day it's no big deal but if i don't then it's ok i. know the consequences of not gone so i just again you deal with it. people diagnosed with cancer in the us have to provide documentation that shows why they can't work and they rely on the support of hospital staff to provide proof
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certain employers are more generous about it and certain employers are less generous about it. but yes it's a constant problem here but we it's work with people on individual basis the nurses who are sort of invaluable in helping sort of people work around the schedules stephanie gets chemo every friday she has the weekend free and uses the time to recuperate. melanie morgan drives two and a half hours for her chemo treatments her daughter accompanies or. they're staying in a kind of hotel for patients it's funded by private donations. each room has a plaque with donor names the patients can stay here for free melanie is also still working despite the chemo but her employer made a concession and allows her to work remotely. it's our way of life i mean you know
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i know a lot of people being in the health care profession must self i know a lot of people that aren't as fortunate as me that are unable to continue to work but i mean it's a way of life for us this is just part of laugh it's not anything that we look as being a burden or anything. melanie's treatment is in little rock arkansas the medical university here specializes in the type of cancer she suffers from multiple myeloma a cancer of the bone marrow. mass is a renowned research center and treats more my aloma patients than anywhere else in the world and if the treatment isn't covered by health insurers the hospital offers help from charitable organizations. it's in general terms of a much more complicated system and dish will burden to the patient this that the patients have to navigate. this complex financial work world
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goals in terms of the benefits are able to. receive and also deal with insurance are spots which can be quite daunting to the clinic's own social worker councils melanie helping her to find supports. melanie salary wouldn't have covered her three week stay at the hotel her treatments are sometimes lengthy. for me it's hard to accept charity because you know i'm a giver. i'm a big giver i'm a i'm not a real taker so. i'm the one that's always she says do one for everybody else have raised four children. melanie knows that none of this would have been possible without her family's support she proudly shows photos toward doctor or. family and philanthropist support is essential as there is not
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a national right to sick leave in america melanie and stephanie are lucky they can take off a couple of paid sick days or vacation days when they're feeling unwell although not all employers provide this benefit but in the u.s. few voices have been raised in protest they feel they can make a change in they feel like if they say anything to our government and it's terrible you're going to get into some kind of trouble so a lot of people just accept it and they just say well this is what it is stephanie dreams of a health system that would grant the sick the time they need for recovery without any anxiety about financial survival. and now we head from one of the world's wealthiest nations to one of its poorest in
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africa in two thousand and twelve. rebels and then jihadi groups attacks northern regions in the country after the government failed to react there was a military coup when islamist groups began to threaten the south. of france intervened back me and surgeons islamist attacks are ongoing and mali is still far from stable with elections coming up at the end of july just how much of a difference can politicians make. are essential on the man we're about to meet face.
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to make as many people as possible aware of their rights and responsibilities as citizens. demand accountability from their politicians. how their taxes are being spent on where the promises are being kept. are decided to quit working as a lawyer after the islamist insurgency in two hundred twelve. nation. the group has managed to bring my country to this state and to install its own democratic north of the country. but if we work with village communities it is the village elders greet us and spend
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a whole day with us. they place their faith and ask us to pass on their problems to your thirty's in the hope that their situation will improve. i think these people who give us a euro or a dollar or even a few cents. it's thanks to their donations that we can make our way there in the first place you know sort of depressed when the hospital. is going to see people of stop behaving like sheep. using to take cash and are fighting back against corruption. whatever campaigning for education and using arguments to back up their cases. apart in the success. i'm proud of being part of this fight on the one of the wind of change sweeping across mali and africa as a whole. we're living in the twenty first century after all war is based technology enables us to see what's going on in other countries. it allows us to make
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comparisons and to see whether there are alternatives places where things work well the. things which we can adapt to the. militia and the reality. is that now we see the light we're going to stand up and fight for what nobody can stop the movement of people. nature however can have a devastating effect much of mali lies in a region where conditions are harsh the sun hell stretches six thousand kilometers across the continent and people who live in the zone face months of drought every year. you want to just say they could be more rainfall there in the future but so far farmers in mali have experienced quite the opposite lengthier tripe. periods water shortages mean harvests how are people there dealing with the challenges.
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has all but lost hope. once again how well has run dry forcing her to watch in despair as her mongol trees whether it's a similar scene all over conical hall the village she's lived in since she was a child. and with the ground water level was so much drier when i was younger it was easy to dig a well you didn't have to go deep at all. you know women can't take anymore the water is gone because of climate change. many others are suffering too this family grows corn it's tough work and now during the school holidays everyone no matter how young is helping out. the seeds they're planting were given to them via a neighbor after the family lost their craft you to drive. this kind of feed is
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supposed to grow extra fast in this area at the effects of climate change already painfully apparent helping to combat them requires long term solutions. and that's germany's aim is to help stabilize mali by providing the country with the means to adapt to climate change while also keeping in mind that mali is developing on its own. that's why we help private enterprises adapt to climate change but also to find new investment opportunities connected to the issue. one way the german agency for international cooperation is helping is by working with the seed wholesaler fossil. it's advised the boss not to rely solely on maize and to think about investing in other strains of seeds. and if there
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was a good one it looked like. it wasn't. simply these days the high yield varieties are profitable because they're not enough for our customers. and we now work together with an agricultural research institute. identified seed varieties that respond to climate change. it's a shorter cycle two and a half to three months. the shorter the cycle the small. the yield. it's half past seven in the morning in color cunny. course some a key hundreds colleagues are on their way to have to meet members of an ngo called person which helps communities protect biodiversity. we promise to come back here we are. five months ago members of the
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ngo help the local women to plant a vegetable garden in the village. they've come back to see how it's doing. on the world. you have to get down deep to distribute the fertilizer. the women use sheep dung and composite to make an organic fertilizer. and. thanks to an irrigation system installed by the ngo this is their second harvest of the year . would. be if i turn it on here the water comes out that. the women for long and hard to tap into the system that supplies water to a nearby hospital. to sit in. their vegetable garden has been designed to adapt to climate change but this year it
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hardly rained when it did it came late and didn't last long they couldn't plant in the grain and there were no peanuts either. without the vegetable garden people would be stuck at home with nothing to do and they go hungry and. since the vegetable garden was planted the women have been missing every morning and every evening. muscle says that strengthened their sense of community. we go home now. nasa has promised to help the women to get a well installed in the village. because i can bring people together and motivate them the women came together and asked me if i wanted to let them go.
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meanwhile some key is missing the man of the village they're learning how to prevent erosion. we're going to prune the trees now if we leave just one branch will have enough shade and it will continue to produce fruit and crucially it will continue to deliver moisture into the earth. leaving the trees standing makes planting harder. still with the effects of climate change so apparent most people are convinced that the benefits outweigh the disadvantages. there's never any shortage of firewood maslen the other women are now managing to survive off what they grow. out of love of. the vegetable garden provides them with a healthy diet and an income.
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nasa wants to crack down on people who fell trees for charcoal to get what it was and we spent so much time talking to people i think anyone caught cutting down trees should be fine and we need the wood for cooking but a few branches are enough for that family when i. was in woodland and two year old workers some archaea green he's been trying to persuade people not to cut down trees. but it's an uphill battle. just a short distance away is the evidence for some aki and the struggle is still far from over. and another struggle continues in this week's global ideas to. the rain forests of columbia home to a critically endangered primate the cotton top tamarin in just two decades the population of these elusive monkeys has shrunk by eighty percent in the region
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around else a bad animal rights activists are doing their utmost to help the surviving animals thrive and as our reporter catch discovered that's not as easy as it sounds. and. the cotton top tamarin monkeys have a special significance for me i absolutely love working with them. they're an especially beautiful species and that enables us to generate greater interest in their preservation. you have to navigate your way through endless forests since wants to find cotton top tamarins in the wild extremely shy they're the signs of
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a cat and we're less than half a kilo. they live high in the tree tops and they're one of the most endangered primates on the planet. so no food is cotton top tamarins are only found here in colombia. and only in one particular part of the caribbean region. in this. sixties and seventies they were used on mass for animal experiments for studies on bowel cancer back then twenty to thirty thousand of them were exported to the us. today there are only around seven thousand. still living in the wild. and used to be a zoo director but then she sacrificed her career to help protect the species today she runs to. its biggest sponsor is none other than movie and media giant
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disney. is what. our focus is mainly on researching and protecting cotton top time around. but right now the most important factor is that we have to preserve the rain forest in order to save the monkeys through the rain forest here in northern colombia is comprised of an array of smaller forest areas much of the region has already been deforested. the ngo to link up the individual woodlands by a corridor. the team have their own reforestation center where they cultivate the right mix of trees and other domestic jungle plants. our objective is to establish forests that will support the survival of the cotton
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top tamari with the corridors will make it easier for the monkeys to move from one section of woodland to another and make it easier to reach sources of food. growing the wooded corridors is trickier than it might sound many staff at the n.g.o.s are teaching themselves the art of gardening in the colombian jungle. base here a lot of the plant species we have in our forests are not commercial varieties so there's no information available on the best way to plant and grow them ripping somebody. and not everything grows at the first attempt. we sowed the seeds two months ago and we've seen how the species didn't drive in plastic containers. so we're now having another try over there already in the soil . it's. the gardeners will have to wait a few more weeks to see whether this option proves more successful. and
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we know that it's difficult to restore a forest as opposed to just saving it it's a complicated process. that is possible to regenerate the original forest. there. for the time being the ngo staff are planting the trees themselves. but the long term plan is for local farmers to play a bigger role in reforestation efforts planting new woodland however is not enough to secure the survival of the cotton top tamarins proyecto also works with villages in the area such as. the residence used to hunt the monkeys for sale. b n g o team have now helped
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locals develop new sources of income the women in the village have set up a handy crafts group turning disposable plastic bags into colorful handbags. anyway about it i'm all right we also make these stuffed toys the message is buy a fake animal not the real thing and in the process benefit the community and help ensure the survival of the cotton top timer and monkeys. proceeds from sales are shared between fundacion prayer. and the women who make the choice the ngo has been on the ground here for sixteen years there are now signs all over the village promoting the conservation of the cotton top tamarins the monkeys are also on the curriculum at the local school the students here play a game where they represent the animals. each pupil has to fight for their treat
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represented by their chair and to fill a strait the lack of trees in the real world there aren't enough chairs to go around. what's happening to the creatures of the forest they're going to die they've no food no home no tree. nothing no. education for the next generation reforestation for the future and new lines of work. has a multifaceted approach to achieving its goal. people don't have a steady income and know nothing about this species or it will all be for nothing for them and it's the same thing if people do have information but they have no idea how to preserve the forest we hope that our vision will enable us to achieve our objective saving the cotton top timer and from extinction.
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