by Shyla Nambiar; Published 12/27/2012 (revised 12/4/20); © 2012 Shyla Nambiar Medical emergencies can happen to anyone, regardless of income level, but for a person who cannot afford them, the impact is much more severe. For instance, one woman who had heart surgery for a tumor, said, “My medical bills, including after care, were in … Read more
Villages in the Himalayas of India are often isolated from the rest of the world for seven months at a time by heavy snows and avalanches. Residents of these areas have no access to nearby healthcare and must walk long distances to get to a clinic.
Individuals and health organizations have waged an ongoing war against this emblematic “disease of the poor.” One such effort is the LF-elimination initiative directed by Father Tom Streit, affectionately known as Pere Tom, who directs the program under the auspices of the University of Notre Dame.
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