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.
On January 12, 2010,
in Port-au-Prince, Haiti…
this is what happened.
This 16-year-old Haitian amputee shows how it’s done. Six months after the earthquake Carmene is beating back injury, stigma and every set of odds thrown her way.
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.
Eight accomplished Harvard graduates describe their passions and where their journeys lead next.
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.
“Imani” is a survivor of gender based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In her native Swahili she details the nearly unspeakable brutalization of her body and soul.
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.
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.
A glimpse into the home of a woman living in Haiti’s Central Plateau.