The complete eradication and elimination of Guinea Worms in the parts of the world where the worms live, such as Asia and the sub-Sahara Africa is an area of interest that requires articulate and express thinking. It requires a holistic and joint effort so as to minimise the damage and the harm which the worm could do the health of an ecosystem; which includes human beings and the physical environment (Evans & Stoddart, 1990, p. 1349). This is the reason as to why system thinking is proper in the project of Guinea worm Eradication, for numerous reasons. To begin with, there is the chance of discovering commonalities in the name of common ground and a homogenous approach towards tackling the menace of Guinea Worms. A commonality could include a similar approach in the way the region is tackling this issue, where the successes and the failures are recorded so that the next person or party does not follow the path of failure.
Secondly, systems thinking have the ability, chance and possibility of fostering synergy and interrelationships. This means that different people in different parts of the globe tackling a common problem are bound to come together and focus their attention, energy, strength and will cover the effects of the problems (Levine, R. (2007, p. 82). The interrelationship includes the strong alliances and partnerships. It is important to mention that where there is unity and combination of brains to tackle a common problem; Guinea worms, innovation and inventions are bound to be made. This would happen because different people have different viewpoints and ideas of how the problem could be solved and/or tackled. If a person collaborates with other like-minded people to solve the menace of Guinea Worms, the solution will be applied with other people across the globe that has the same problem (Schneider, 2006, p. 233). Thus, the whole notion of public health would be bettered, not only in terms of cost but the technology too.
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