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The Gift of Knowing Good Health

December 18th, 2009 by · 5 Comments · Africa, Tanzania

I’d taken to riding in the Land Rover with the tanzanian staff. It started on the second day in order to beat the mobile clinic to the village and capture video of it’s arrival, but from that moment on I kept my spot in the car. I preferred the intoxicating laughter as the staff amused […]

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Malaria, Parasites and Helminths

December 18th, 2009 by · 6 Comments · Africa, Tanzania

Sitting on the ground, I share the shade of an acacia tree with fifteen mamas from the Barabaig tribe. They ask about my hair, skin, freckles, about my tribe and wonder why I am so small, did I not get enough breast milk as a baby? They think all white women are chunky and look […]

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Tanzanian Sunrise in Karatu

December 4th, 2009 by · 5 Comments · Africa, Tanzania

Jay rustles just as dawn breaks and when I look up, he kisses my cheek, whispering its still early. I drift asleep as he pulls the door closed; the still morning begins to stir with crickets and song birds. Jay strolls the grounds, camera in hand until young Jomo breaks his silence. The two walk […]

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