Posts Tagged ‘Jim Yong Kim’

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.


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: 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: 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: 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.