Tag Archives: Africa
Tweet While the number of deaths due to Ebola and the emerging closer-to-home cases are the focus of daily news accounts, very little is being said about the toll on health care and number of deaths resulting indirectly. The recent … Continue reading
Tweet The American Red Cross recognizes and honors outstanding individuals or groups for being real heroes. These people have made a difference by performing acts of courage, or selflessly giving time and effort to benefit others. From all walks of … Continue reading
Tweet Nepal has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. It does not have to be this way. With simple interventions we can save the lives of mothers and babies. Every woman can have a safer birth … Continue reading
Tweet “Dr. Paula Dhanda is being recognized for her medical efforts and also for the goodwill she spreads in our community, our country and the world. She has been active in the international community for the promotion of women’s health … Continue reading
Tweet This year we pay tribute to mothers everywhere, but one special woman takes that tribute far beyond giving a pretty card and a wrapped present. Her devotion to helping underprivileged women, often mothers, is truly inspiring. Dr. Paula Dhanda … Continue reading
Tweet Every year, an estimated 360,000 women die in pregnancy and childbirth and around eight million children die before their fifth birthday. Millions can be saved if they have access to the right health.
Tweet Medical records and HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) take on a whole new meaning in Chad, Africa. In Chad, the people carried their medical records with them in a small booklet. When they came in for care … Continue reading
Tweet There is no meaning in it all, and yet my mind struggles to find some answers and explanations. Of course, they will all fail, but I must try anyway or drown in hopelessness. Maybe that’s why I wake up … Continue reading
Tweet This tragic true story was written by Dr. James Appel, a missionary whom I met and worked with in Chad, Africa. It is the heartbreaking account of the loss of one of his twins.
Tweet I often get asked by people who are contemplating volunteering for a medical mission, “Can I really make a meaningful difference in people’s lives?” My answer is: Yes, I wholeheartedly believe you can.