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Special to the Los Angeles TimesWhen my son was born three years ago, we received an olive green romper embroidered with a tiny red elephant, an outfit that came from a children's boutique specializing in a line of handmade, local and eco-friendly clothing and toys. No matter how many...
Dr. Angela Wakhweya began her medical career in her native Uganda, at the height of the AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, where she saw many patients, friends and even some family members succumb to the deadly disease. The experience propelled her...
In the United States and Europe, antiretroviral drugs have changed HIV infection from an early death sentence to a lifelong but manageable condition. Many international philanthropies have contended that these medications could do the same in poor...
Tags: Health, Tuberculosis, Chemical Industry, Africa, Human Interest
Special to Tribune NewspapersTinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and the How the World Can Finally Overcome It By Craig Timberg and Daniel Halperin Penguin Press, 421 pp., $29.95 Few diseases have been the subject of more books than the HIV/AIDS pandemic, with such...
Staff WriterIt started like many other choir performances, the smooth voices blending together and filling the room. But soon enough the energy was pumping through the area as the more than a dozen soon-to-be university students started moving in sync, kicking...
Tags: Africa, Colleges and Universities, Education
KWCH 12 Eyewitness NewsThere's a proverb that says "Who takes the child by the hand, takes the mother by the heart." With the story of Melissa Busby and her youngest daughter it's truer than you know. In the summer of 2009, Melissa was doing her annual missionary work in...
Tags: Health, Hospitals and Clinics, Social Issues
When he got off a helicopter and was paraded in front of the press Saturday, shaking hands and smiling, Major General Caesar Achellam could have easily been mistaken for a celebrity rather than a war prisoner. But he is one of the top dogs in the Lord'...
WSBT-TV ReporterIt's a real fear for a lot of people – being stuck on an airplane because another passenger might have a highly contagious disease. But the woman whose rash caused passengers on a Delta Airlines flight from Detroit to Chicago to be quarantined on...
A Minnesota woman who caused a health scare aboard a Delta Airlines flight from Detroit -- causing the plane to be kept on the tarmac at Midway International Airport Thursday for three hours -- says it was all a misunderstanding over bug bites. Lise...
Our Town EditorAs a high school senior, Courtney Petrunak did her exit project on the Invisible Children, the long-running armed conflict in Central Africa. Now, a year later, Petrunak and others are reaching out to help. They are organizing a fundraiser to benefit...
Fox 5 News ReporterSAN DIEGO -- Two viral videos featuring Invisible Children filmmaker Jason Russell were the topic of discussion Tuesday at University of San Diego. One represents his life’s work, a video about Joseph Kony the head of the Lord’s Resistance...
Sometimes a trip is more than just a great escape. That's what happened to Kallie Dovel when she first traveled to Uganda in summer 2007. It was there that she saw what women were going through: little to no education, lack of health care, extreme...
Tags: Nordstrom, Health, Business, Drugs and Medicines, Weddings
Sep 11, 2011 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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Jan 27, 2012 |Story| Imperial Valley Press Online
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Mar 19, 2012 |Story| Daily American
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