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Cote d’Ivoire – Training for Transformation

Carl is an Ivorian nurse who attended one of our CHE (Community Health Engagement) trainings in 2013. He is now leading a fledgling CHE effort in a village, I recently visited to see how things were progressing.  Transport took more than three and a half hours to get there (just

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Ukraine – The countdown is on…

The countdown is on… The official opening of the Agape Rehabilitation Complex is in 5 days!! Construction and cleaning continue this week and we are excited as we anticipate the events of this weekend.  On Saturday, we celebrate the official opening with foreign donors, local officials, friends with disabilities, and

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Ghana – Motherhood in West Africa

  Mother’s Day is a holiday not necessarily celebrated in Northern Ghana. Here in the villages, mothers form the backbone of the economy, as well as that of the family. Mothers and children may rise before dawn to fetch water and firewood, often from long distances. If a family is well off,

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Uganda – Shots in the Night

The children and I were laying on the floor as we listened to gun shots outside…. We live about a half mile away from the main highway that connects Uganda with South Sudan and Kenya. Our “town” of Busiu is just a clot of small shops in the main artery

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Ethiopia – Mending Hearts – 13 year Garedo

Dear Friends and Family, I was on call a few months ago and one of our doctors called to tell me they were sending in a 13 year old orphan they met at their rural outreach clinic. When I first met Garedo I thought he was hours from death. He was

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…TEENAGE PREGNANCY

“What are we supposed to call the teens who are entering our Teenage Motherhood Program?” Girls… women…mothers…young women? Not a trivial question…

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PPE Covid Response

Honduras – A SHORT INTERRUPTION BECOMES A LIFE AND DEATH DELIVERY

From Dr. Judy Blumhofer, CHSC Pediatrician at Loma De Luz Hospital in Honduras Double N was born the other morning without too much indication that anything was wrong. I was called to the delivery not because there was any significant concern about the baby, but just to “be an extra

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DR Congo – SIFA AND HER BABY

From Dr. Lindsey Cooper, CHSC Pediatrician serving at Nyankunde Hospital in Democratic Republic of Congo My eyes picked them out from across the room at the outpatient malnutrition clinic, a very young girl holding a very small 5-month old baby. They were admitted last week with severe anemia and malnutrition.

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Angola – HOPE THROUGH A NEWBORN

From Drs. Daniel and Priscila Cummings, CHSC Physician and Obstetrician serving at Kalukembe Hospital in Angola Lately, we’ve had lots of very sad stories recently…with moms and babies dying. But even in these times God is faithful to give us glimpses of hope. Zamaica Dungula is a baby who brought

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