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 ...

Can You Solve This Case Of Malnutrition?

Saturday, January 1st, 2011 | Comments Off on Can You Solve This Case Of Malnutrition?

  The two-year old child in this photo presents to your health center in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Family members explain that eight months ago their farm was attacked by bandits. No one in the family, including this child ...

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 ...