In the mountains of Lesotho, having a baby is one of the most dangerous things a woman can do.
A year after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, living conditions in the tent camps of displaced survivors are deplorable.
As ‘tent cities’ in Port-au-Prince continue to grow, so too does the threat of disease compounding disaster.
Caring for volunteers who care for Haiti’s sick and wounded is a full-time, round-the-clock job, requiring the barest of necessities.
Of the many tales emerging from the rubble of post-earthquake Port-au-Prince, here is one.
Transporting patients from one location to another in post-quake Haiti can be a complicated task; often involving barriers of logistics, distance, and language. Sometimes the greatest challenge is a ticking clock.
Rape as a weapon of war is a common phenomenon in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Researchers tracking reports of gender-based violence are overwhelmed by the numbers.
A routine check-up for a toddler in Lesotho reveals ailments rarely seen in countries where basic healthcare is readily accessible.
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.
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.
After being carried through the mountains of Lesotho on her grandmother’s back, Kazabelo received emergency medical treatment that saved her life. Doctors then addressed circumstances threatening the little girl’s future.
A critically ill toddler arrives at a mountain clinic in Lesotho where doctors race to save the child’s life.
Even prior to the devastating earthquake of 2010, limited facilities and poor transportation often left Haiti’s expectant mothers facing grave circumstances.
The massive 2010 earthquake overwhelmed a country already struggling with astounding levels of malnutrition, HIV and infant mortality. Through it all, Louise Ivers remains committed to Haiti.