One could think of a variety of pressing issues for the Prime Minister of Egypt Hisham Qandil from civil unrest to the loss of religious freedom to regional instability. Prime Minister Hisham Qandil however took last week to address what he considered the growing problem of women not washing their breasts. Qandil, a hydrology expert with a degree from North Carolina State, blamed dirty breasts for a diarrhea epidemic in the latest example of a country that seems to be de-evolving in front of our eyes.
Perhaps some of our doctors or medical folk on the blog can address this theory, which strikes me as pretty loony.
Qandil, 50, lashed out at a cabinet meeting at rural women who breastfeed without washing their breasts as people stared in disbelief. He previously attracted criticism when, in the face of a power crisis, he urged the Egyptians to wear cotton clothes and gather in a single room to conserve power.
Of course, it could the most obvious cause of dirty water or contamination in these rural areas. Moreover, the emphasis on preventing the illness has been a rotavirus vaccine or probiotics or clean water.