Front-line health care workers around the world and field producers for the Rx for Survival series convey eyewitness views of life at the forefront of the battle to stem global health crises and reduce human suffering worldwide. The next Dispatch will be posted in mid-December.
By Mike Beckham
New Delhi, India
Producer Mike Beckham chronicles his meeting with Dr. David Heymann — a leader in the effort to eradicate polio from the face of the globe.
By Sarah Holt
Producer Sarah Holt writes about her meeting with Raquel, a 28-year-old mother with multi-drug resistant TB and the work of Harvard Doctors Paul Farmer and Jim Kim and their Peruvian colleague Jaime Bayano.
By Gail Willumsen
Farchana Refugee Camp, Chad
Producer Gail Willlumsen chronicles her experience filming the work of Doctors without Borders at a camp for refugees from Sudan's Darfur region.
By Jon E. Rohde
Jon Rohde recalls his first humanitarian work in Bangladesh and how, on his recent trip back, he found an empowered population.
By Dr. Houleymata Diarra
Dr. Houleymata Diarra relates what it is like to be a child born in Mali — where one in five children never sees his fifth birthday — and some steps being taken to help these children survive and thrive.
By Robyn Munford
Student volunteer Robyn Munford recalls her time in Nepal working with local youth on projects to improve environmental and health conditions in a rural village.
By Malaika Wright
Malaika Wright, a humanitarian aid worker, explains how a partnership between the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health, CARE, and others turned a facility with a reputation for quack doctoring into a respected healthcare clinic.
By Amy Finnegan
Dr. Barbara Nattabi is a young Ugandan physician fighting to provide quality healthcare in the midst of poverty, war, and deadly disease. Amy Finnegan, Program Officer for World Education, chronicles her challenges and victories.
By Michael Bociurkiw
Michael Bociurkiw, UNICEF Communications Officer, writes from Kashmir where he is providing emergency aid to remote communities devastated by a recent massive earthquake.