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Cardiac surgery necessary for Omer, age 5

Omer is 5, but he weighs the same as a 2-year-old child.

At the age of seven months, he was diagnosed with tetralogy of Fallot: a congenital heart defect that causes frequent fits, especially on waking up, after meals, or after crying. 226 more words

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Health education in Port Sudan

This is Madina, our Health Promoter in Port Sudan where we recently launched an outreach program. Every week, she travels to various communities in the area to offer hygiene and health education as well as preventive activities aimed at women and children. 119 more words

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Full hospitals in Afghanistan

Our hospitals are full, both in Kabul and in Lashkar-gah. All of the beds are occupied and the women’s and children’s ward is packed.

The war has brought neither peace nor democracy to this country, only endless cases of injury and death. 38 more words

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New program to support women in Anabah

In Anabah, Afghanistan, about 70 women – sometimes even 80 or more – come to our Maternity Center every day. This staggering figure includes emergency visits, routine examinations, and births, all of which reinforce the need for  237 more words

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Getting Out of Your Own Head

ASLA will periodically publish guest posts from partner organizations on The Field about upcoming programs, such as the PLANET Green Industry Conference. For more information on other national conferences for landscape architects, check the… 782 more words

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107 patients treated at the new emergency room in Sierra Leone

In 2001, EMERGENCY began a program for war victims in Goderich, a village near Freetown, Sierra Leone. Due to the evident dire medical needs of the population, the center widened its admissions criteria to include orthopedics, and all surgical emergencies. 99 more words

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Back At Sea - The Arctic Clouds Summer Experiment (ACSE)

I’m back at sea again, in the Arctic Ocean on the Swedish Icebreaker Oden. I’m here for the Arctic Clouds Summer Experiment (ACSE) – a 3-way collaboration between Leeds, the University of Stockholm, and the University of Colorado/NOAA-CIRES – essentially the ASCOS project boundary layer meteorology and clouds team. 578 more words

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