Posts Tagged ‘clinic’

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.


Haiti Earthquake: One year later

Haiti Earthquake: One year later

A year after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, living conditions in the tent camps of displaced survivors are deplorable.


Haiti Earthquake: Reclaiming Port-au-Prince

Haiti Earthquake: Reclaiming Port-au-Prince

As ‘tent cities’ in Port-au-Prince continue to grow, so too does the threat of disease compounding disaster.


Haiti Earthquake: Volunteers, 24/7

Haiti Earthquake: Volunteers, 24/7

Caring for volunteers who care for Haiti’s sick and wounded is a full-time, round-the-clock job, requiring the barest of necessities.


Haiti Earthquake: ‘Better’ – A story of survival

Haiti Earthquake: 'Better' - A story of survival

Of the many tales emerging from the rubble of post-earthquake Port-au-Prince, here is one.


Haiti Earthquake: Transfer ‘ensemble’

Haiti Earthquake: Transfer 'ensemble'

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.


Congo: Documenting tales of terror

Congo: Documenting tales of terror

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.


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 2

Lesotho: One baby at a time, part 2

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.


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.


Haiti: Maternal mortality

Haiti: Maternal mortality

Even prior to the devastating earthquake of 2010, limited facilities and poor transportation often left Haiti’s expectant mothers facing grave circumstances.


Haiti: Dr. Louise

Haiti: Dr. Louise

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.