John Schwartz’s “The Long Countdown” is about the collaboration of the U.S. and Russia in their space programs. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has suspended America’s space shuttle program until the year 2015. So, American astronomers need to travel to Star City in Russia to get to the International Space Station. The living conditions in Star City were horrible in the past years, but Russia has taken great measures to improve the living conditions for the Americans. The U.S. and Russia working together on their space programs is amazing considering that there had been many political changes over the years. The success of the collaboration shows that the space program is above the political differences of the U.S. and Russia. Also, the collaboration between the U.S. and Russia has improved the space program. Each country had different attitudes and beliefs, and the collaborators were able to learn from one another to maximize their efficiency. Furthermore, the relationship between the two nations have somewhat improved because of the collaborated space program. This collaboration between the U.S. and Russia is considered to be a form of a Non-Governmental Operation (NGO). There are many non-governmental organizations and are very beneficial to all. Partners in Health, a NGO, aid the poor and the weak by providing healthcare to the poor.
Partners in Health was established twenty five years ago, and its goal is to provide healthcare to the very poor across the world. From the very basic check-ups to emergency treatment, Partners in Health aims to treat their patience with love and care. This non-governmental organization does not simply provide healthcare to the poor, but it aims to eliminate the things which prevents many from seeking medical help. Poverty is one of the main reasons why so many sick people fail to get medical help. So, Partners in Health hires local health workers to help patients with treatment, provide food and water,...
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