MSF: Thalassemia in Lebanon * Orbis: Trachoma in Ethiopia * Diane Duke of Friends for Life

by Harry Goldhagen; Published 12/14/20 Angel Sightings is a periodic collection of stories and articles published on other sites that highlight medical heroes and their work. Please share any heroes you come across here. MSF: Saving the Lives of Children with Thalassaemia in Lebanon Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in Lebanon have been treating children … Read more

Engineers Without Borders USA: Handwashing Stations in Kampala, Uganda

Handwashing plays a vital role in reducing the spread of infectious diseases, including Covid-19. But a large proportion of the global population — the World Bank estimates three billion — does not have consistent access to soap and water. Engineers Without Borders USA is a hard-working group of volunteer engineers who partner with local communities to provide solutions to basic problems such as clean water, electricity and safe sanitary systems.

From Refugee Camps to Seattle Streets

“I remember the tense atmosphere in our time at the border. The patients arrive under great distress. They are still in shock from what they had just witnessed or endured at the hands of the rebels. They are grateful to have survived, but their fear is palpable. I became very familiar with the brutality of war from witnessing their pain.”

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