May 28, 2008
Angel Locator: Stephanie Casey
Humanitarian aid provided to more than 1,600 Salvadorans
U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. William Farrow
Army Staff Sgt. Alfred Wyatt gives anti-parasitic medicine to a young Salvadoran boy May 8 at a school near Comasagua, El Salvador
An 18-person medical team made up of Airmen and Soldiers spent two days operating a makeshift clinic at an elementary school near Comasagua, El Salvador, May 7 and 8 during Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2008. The team, part of the Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, performed expeditionary-medical care for more than 1,600 Salvadorans.
Read the complete story by Tech. Sgt. William Farrow for Air Force Link - May 13
Doctors to provide online consultations in war areas
A volunteer effort to link health professionals in war-torn areas of the world with specialized physicians who can provide consultations via the Internet will be unveiled Friday at a Chicago conference. The alliance, led by the Chicago-based Center for International Rehabilitation, hopes to sign up 300 volunteer doctors who will do 1,000 consultations in the first year.
Read the complete story by Bruce Japsen for the Chicago Tribune - May 22
Doctor's mission: prevent disease after China quake
Xiao Jinsong is racing against time to rescue survivors of last week's massive earthquake in southwest China, but he is not searching amid the rubble. The doctor and his medical colleagues are trying to save those who escaped the quake alive but, officials say, now face a major risk of illness in makeshift tent cities. They say the fight against contagious diseases is now a top priority almost one week after the 7.9-magnitude quake shook southwest China, leaving nearly five million people homeless.
Read the complete story from AFP - May 18