Unsheltered homelessness continues to rise and largely contributes to the increasing numbers of those experiencing homelessness. Street medicine aims to meet individuals wherever they may be living, addressing pressing social needs while treating their medical conditions.
Dr. Odiraa Nwankwor never imagined that he would eventually improve the health of countless Nigerian children in a lasting and substantial way, by creating, funding, and training the staff at Nigeria’s first Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
“So instead of a dollar,” Dr. Jay wrote, “I gave him my business card… ‘Let me see what I can do about getting you out of pain and replacing those missing teeth so you can function by eating and look good for a job interview. That’ll give you more benefit than my giving you a buck.'”
A nonprofit organization supported by the coffee industry advocates an ingenious, low-cost but effective alternative for early detection and treatment of cervical cancer, using humble vinegar and cotton swabs.