Archive for April, 2019

1st Malaria Vaccine – Bold Advance for Humanity

Friday, April 26th, 2019 |

David Livingston died of malaria. So did celebrated individuals like Oliver Cromwell and Vasco de Gama. Today some one million children and pregnant mothers each year succumb to malaria. Personally, I’ve treated hundreds of malaria patients in Angola, and at least twice suffered from malaria myself.   As a tropical medicine student at Walter Reed […]

Why Do Mothers Continue To Die?

Friday, April 19th, 2019 |

Tragedy aptly describes the emotions surrounding the death of a pregnant woman. Until recently, grave markers in the United States frequently stated “died in childbirth.” And while such deaths have greatly diminished in North America, they remain frequent in the lower resource nations. Haitian women, for example, have a saying “I am going to sea […]

Herd Immunity Is For Humans, Too

Friday, April 12th, 2019 |

Refugee Care – A Concern of Biblical Proportions

Friday, April 5th, 2019 |

Do you recall the history of ancient Israel? Jacob the patriarch was in hunger, and he heard there was food in the land of Egypt. So, Jacob gathered his family, numbering of about 70, and moved them to that nation. Initially, Jacob was warmly welcomed and fed. But then arose a new pharaoh, one who […]