Posts Tagged ‘Harvard Medical School’

Arthur Kleinman: ‘Purpose driven’ life

Arthur Kleinman: 'Purpose driven' life

The field of medical anthropology began as an idea, scrawled onto a scrap of paper, living amongst a nest of others, filed atop the desk of Arthur Kleinman.


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.


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: He looks bad

Lesotho: He looks bad

In Bobete, Lesotho, a little boy gripped by tuberculosis struggles to breathe, as a doctor with few resources scrambles to save his life.


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.