Archive for January, 2011

Pneumonia Get’s Personal

Thursday, January 27th, 2011 | Comments Off on Pneumonia Get’s Personal

One very early morning I heard a quite thump at the door. Opening it, I gazed out on to the little courtyard of my home in Huambo, Angola. Edwardo, a young pastor, stood clutching his four-year old son. The child ...

Polio – An Unnecessary Threat

Saturday, January 15th, 2011 | Comments Off on Polio – An Unnecessary Threat

As a kid, I noticed that my cousin Roger walked with a significant limp. He began wearing an elevated shoe to stabilize his gait. This was a result of polio he suffered in the 1950s - a time when the ...

Prevent This Child’s Blindness!

Saturday, January 1st, 2011 | Comments Off on Prevent This Child’s Blindness!

This child is going blind as a result of scaring to his cornea. Some 250,000 to 500,000 children in low-resource communities throughout Africa and the Indian subcontinent go blind each year from dietary deficiency of vitamin A. Severe deficiency causes ...