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Angel Sightings: February 18, 2008

Crisis Reveals Doctor's Kind Side

Dr Mc'Obewa, with a handful of other kind-hearted people, remain the unsung heroes and heroines who stood out in the face of anarchy, confusion and death that hang upon the lives of thousands. . . . "We began offering medical care shortly after the chaos broke out," he said. . . . As the humanitarian situation took a turn for the worse in Kisumu and the threats flew in, Dr Mc'Obewa and his team moved fast to set medical camps in all the slum estates. In the slums, he says, the medical team was attending to between 600 and 800 patients a day in each camp.
By Walter Menya for The Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) - Feb 15

Link to video of Dr Mc'Obewa on YouTube

Bonita plastic surgeon rebuilds lives as he travels worldwide correcting facial deformities

Bonita Springs plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Gardner helped repair the faces of more than 120 children and adults on a recent trip to South America. Gardner, who works at South Florida Plastic Surgery, recently led a team of 60 medical volunteers on an 11-day trip to Paraguay. He repaired the cleft lips and cleft palates of impoverished children and adults as part of Operation Smile.
By Francesca Donlan for The News-Press (South Florida) - Feb 12

Spain’s leading corporate foundation gives €4 million for child immunisation

La Caixa Foundation has announced a €4 million donation to the GAVI Fund’s Immunise Every Child Campaign. The money will be used to help vaccinate children in the world’s poorest countries against life-threatening diseases.
GAVI Foundation press release - Feb 15