Posts Tagged ‘Lesotho’

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).


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: 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.


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.