Stories: Doctors

  • Cuba’s Focus on Preventive Medicine Pays Off

    In the airy, naturally lit examination room in a ward of the Salvador Allende teaching hospital, Carlos Campos places his hands gently on the chest of a shirtless young man who has come in with a fever. A group of students crowd around, listening intently. Campos places his thumbs on the patient’s chest, and explains how students can...

  • Caring for Moms and Kids in Mozambique

    When my children are sick, I take them down the street to my pediatrician. It was a little harder when we lived in New York City – that involved a subway and a bus ride, or a taxi, but still, something we could manage within 30 minutes and with small expense. Artist: Naguib Abdula, installation at National Museum of Art,...

  • Mozambican Art Exhibit Offers Stark Visual of Pediatrician Shortages

    I mentioned in my post yesterday that I would share the other exhibit at the National Museum of Art in Maputo that I most compelling. I originally included it with that post, but these images deserved their own. The second floor art installation, by artist Naguib Abdula, starkly reveals children’s limited access to...

  • India Battles Malnutrition With Local Product

    Inside a small shack in Mumbai’s largest slum, Dr. Evelet Sequeira struggles to coax a 3-year-old girl onto a baby scale. Sequeira is with a local aid organization called SNEHA that wants to know how many children in the slum have slipped from a stage of moderate malnutrition to what’s known as severe acute malnutrition. &ldquo...