‘Africa cannot rely on outsiders to provide it with solutions,’ Taal said. ‘Africa first needs to invest in its resources and then we can start thinking about bringing outside donors directly into assist in our very own investments,’ he added . This article can be republished with kind permission from our friends at The Kaiser Family Foundation. You will see the entire Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report, search the archives, or join email delivery of in-depth coverage of health policy developments, discussions and debates.However, most tears happen in what’s called the white zone – the avascular area – where there is no blood supply. These tears can be sutured together and the discomfort relieved for a short time, however when the suture falls out, it really is back to square one. Essentially, these tears do not heal, so surgeons routinely perform a partial meniscectomy, removing the damaged area of the meniscus. Unfortunately, in at least 50 percent of cases, patients go on to develop premature osteoarthritis in the broken knee, frequently at an age if they are too youthful to have joint alternative.