Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

Lesotho: Risking Life to Give Birth

In the mountains of Lesotho, having a baby is one of the most dangerous things a woman can do.


Lesotho: Treating Pulane

Lesotho: Treating Pulane

A dangerously emaciated young girl in Lesotho is examined and treated at a specialized TB facility, in an attempt to reverse her life threatening condition(s).


Harvard President visits Africa

Harvard President visits Africa

For the first time, a sitting president of Harvard University visits the continent of Africa.


South Africa: Edendale Hospital, Durban

South Africa: Edendale Hospital, Durban

Many experts say the HIV infection rate in Kwazulu Natal is as high as 50%. Edendale Hospital sees some of the sickest patients in the region, including those fighting both HIV and TB.


Lesotho: She looks better

Lesotho: She looks better

A routine check-up for a toddler in Lesotho reveals ailments rarely seen in countries where basic healthcare is readily accessible.


Lesotho: Battling MDR-TB

Lesotho: Battling MDR-TB

Multi-Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis represents half of the twin epidemics ravaging Southern Africa. Paired with HIV, the combination poses formidable odds for patients and healthcare providers alike.


Lesotho: Healthcare in the farthest reaches

Lesotho: Healthcare in the farthest reaches

People living in the mountains of Africa’s poorest country have limited healthcare options. There are few roads, few modes of transportation, and only a handful of doctors up for the challenge of reaching this remote population.


Lesotho: One baby at a time, part I

Lesotho: One baby at a time, part I

A critically ill toddler arrives at a mountain clinic in Lesotho where doctors race to save the child’s life.


Lesotho: Flying Doctors Service

Lesotho: Flying Doctors Service

With nerves of steel and seemingly endless dedication, pilots flying medical missions through the mountains of Lesotho are critical members of Southern Africa’s growing healthcare effort.