The Illiterate Surgeon – New York Times

Kate sent me this story. Apparently fistulas are a big problem in Sierra Leone…this is a disturbing and inspiring story…. The Illiterate Surgeon – New York Times

fistul

Kate sent me this story. Apparently fistulas are a big problem in Sierra Leone…this is a disturbing and inspiring story….

The Illiterate Surgeon – New York Times

Business As Usual Means 28 Million Dead Children

African Kids

If development in Africa continues in a business as usual manner, sub-Saharan Africa will reach the UN Millennium Development Goal of reducing child mortality not by 2015 as targeted but a century later, a study says.

DEVELOPMENT: Business As Usual Means 28 Million Dead Children
If development in Africa continues in a business as usual manner, sub-Saharan Africa will reach the UN Millennium Development Goal of reducing child mortality not by 2015 as targeted but a century later, a study says.

DEVELOPMENT-AFRICA: Groups Say UK-US Aid Falls Woefully Short

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The richest countries in the world need to do more to help the poorest countries in the world. There is no doubt about that. My consciousness is more aware of Africa than ever before mainly because Kate is working there for the next several months. This has resulted in my paying attention to what is going on there…it affects us all…and it’s not good.

A U.S. promise to disperse 674 million dollars for famine relief in Africa has disappointed independent development groups, who decried the proposal as a sham that offers too little in face of the continent’s mounting crises.

DEVELOPMENT-AFRICA: Groups Say UK-US Aid Falls Woefully Short

Makaha Corporate Retreat May Become Homeless Facility

happy homeless

All I can say about this story is BRAVO! I find it to be unfathomable that we, as a society, spend more on people convicted of breaking the law than we do on people who are down on their luck, disabilitied, or disadvantaged. Wouldn’t it make more sense to spend more on those that don’t break the law? This is a step in the right direction. A corporate retreat becomes a human dignity advance….

Makaha Corporate Retreat May Become Homeless Facility – Yahoo! News