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Kids For World Health Celebrated Its Fifth Community Educational and Fundraising Event!

    Our Fifth KFWH Community Event was held on October 14, 2016, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont, New York. This event included an opportunity for the community to focus on global health concerns, to find out information on KFWH chapter initiatives, to hear a panel discussion with worldwide experts, and to contribute to fundraising efforts. Our Special Event began with a high- end range of donated products and services offered at our Silent Auction which was chaired by Patrice Schwartz and aided by consultant, Joan Gansfuss, and their volunteer team. The quality items for auction included: crafted jewelry, professional signed photographs, paintings, baskets of selected children’s books and author-signed books along with services for a professional nutritional consultation, gardening design, and a vacation in Naples, FL. These were only a sampling of what our auction offered. We thank all of those who came out to support this! Ongoing during the silent auction was an array of home baked foods by the...

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A Day in the Life of…

A Day in the Life of…

Girls sweeping the grounds next to the classroom A Day in the Life of a healthcare worker, an adult or child villager, and patients were noted in my journey through the village. An example of a day in the life of a ten year old girl is the following: 4:30-5:00 AM- wake up bell 5:00- morning prayers 5:30- fetch the water gather firewood dig for food 6:00- bathe from the basin and dress for the day. 6:15- prepare breakfast for the family. 7:00- clean up and straighten the house or begin walking to school..(1/2 to 6) mile walk. 7:30- school day begins 1:00-2:00 PM lunchtime…walk home or stay at school ;( no food provided in primary schools; therefore, some children don’t eat for a 12 hour span of time. 2:00- walk home 3:00- rest and clean up 3:30- meet with friends 4:00- fetch the water garden, prepare the dinner for the family do any laundry for the next day clean up the house 6:00 -dinner 6:30- clean up from...

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Dr. Jeremy Schwartz Speaks About His First Experience in Africa

Dr. Jeremy Schwartz Speaks About His First Experience in Africa

Dr. Schwartz at Mulago Hospital in Kampala,Uganda Dr. Jeremy Schwartz, Doctor of Internal Medicine and Assistant Firm Chief, Yale Primary Care International Medicines Residency Program at the Yale School of Medicine  and KFWH Advisory Board Member, writes of his first experience treating patients in Africa.   I was seated at a small desk against one of the long walls of this large rectangular room. Before me was a never-ending swarm of activity, full of very sick people everywhere. This was my first morning at an African hospital.    I had been to Africa several times for pleasure and for study as an undergraduate. But this time, I was a medical student, fresh out of 3rd year and I was to spend a year in Uganda on a clinical research fellowship. This day, the first of only 2 weeks I spent on the medical wards at Mulago Hospital before shifting up the hill to the considerably cushier confines of our research collaboration clinic, would prove to open my eyes-wide.    A...

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INspiring Thoughts!

 Recommended Reading or film a book about John Dau and the Lost Boys of Sudan for suggested discussion questions, see “Curriculum Guides” /Teacher to Teacher/Education   The Voice-  Submit your quotes and thoughts  by Contact Us! ” Hope is never lost. Impossible things are the things you refuse to do.” John Dau ” With peace, everything is possible, but it must be protected, not just for Sudan, but for all peace loving people in the world. Hope must not be lost. All those miles in the desert, I always said, “Maybe tomorrow will not be like this.” John Dau ” What a journey we have taken through time. And how wonderfully blessed we all are in this work; to connect with humanity at  its most common and diverse.”k “What I would tell all students, is at the appropriate time, move out of your comfort zone.” Nicholas Kristof “As adults, I often hear that we cannot- from children I hear why not? ” “In spite of our differences, the Spirit...

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