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Chagas: The Facts

Chagas is a parasitic disease transmitted by insects. It is most prevalent in Latin  America. The beetles that transmit Chagas live in cracks in the walls of mud and straw housing, which are common in rural areas and urban slums.  It affects an estimated 16-18 million people and claims 50,000 lives annually. Symptoms:  There are often no apparent symptoms after infection, with the exception of a  short- lived flu-like reaction. The disease is progressive and after 10 to 20 years, thirty percent of those infected will develop permanent and often irreversible damage to the heart, esophagus, and colon. Diagnosis and Treatment:  Diagnosis is difficult because of lack of symptoms...

The KFWH 2012 Newsletter

 Dear Advisory Boards, Friends of KFWH,Student Members of KFWH,  Another year, and another wish for Hope for all the world’s people!  On behalf of the Student Policy Board and the KFWH Board of Directors, Happy Holiday Season!  Our Immediate Goals for the Year 2013! 1. To continue our project/action work for the treatment of     Chagas Disease in the region of Camiri, Boliva. 2. To complete and launch our newly designed website with     Marcia Kalisch, website designer. 3. To establish communication sites that will enhance our interactive     dialogues among villagers, patients, healthcare workers and     kfwh students in the United States. 4. To search foundations for grant...

Kids for World Health Presents: “My Trip to Uganda: A Journey to the Human Spirit” – with photographic journal

Africa…As a child, I dreamed of the visual map of a distinctively shaped continent far far away; images of jungle-like landscapes, tall grass, roaming hungry lions, rambunctious chimpanzees, and a doctor named Albert Schweitzer. I remember asking the questions, as assuredly most of us do, as to why we are born to different parts of the world, each of us with a life to live…often finding ourselves in very different centers of what appears to be inequitable opportunity. And underlying that cultural stamp, I often asked myself, “What is it that we do share…and how visible are our human spirits within the recognition of what we hold in common...

“Kids for World Health: A Voice for Life”

Speech for the International Scientific Council for Trypanosomiasis Research and Control with power-point September 21, 2009 Kampala, Uganda Kay Kobbe, Presenting President of Kids for World Health Wait ten seconds.. It is with great Joy and privilege that I am present among you representing Kids for World Health here in Uganda. It is an honor to have an opportunity to share the work of our young people…and as you have heard, they are indeed here in Spirit. What a gift it has been to learn, to expand our understandings, and to broaden our worlds. Photo of kids reading in the classroom. Begun in a class of 18 third graders...

Larchmont Students Fight for World Health

Larchmont Daily Voice, December 28, 2011 LARCHMONT, N.Y. — Students from Kay Kobbe’s 2001 third-grade class founded Kids For World Health, an organization that reaches far beyond her Chatsworth Avenue classroom. Read article...

NYTimes Pulitzer Prize- Winning Journalist, Nicholas Kristof to Be Guest Speaker at Kids for World Health Sponsored Event

Sound Shore, March 2, 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof will give a speech, “Combating Poverty and Global Health Issues: the Impact of Youth Involvement and Community Activism,” at 7 p.m. March 14 at Mamaroneck High School, 1000 W. Boston Post Rd. His talk will headline “An Evening for Understanding,” a community event sponsored by the student nonprofit Kids For World Health. There will also be a presentation about the work students are doing with the nonprofit to fight poverty and health problems in places like Lwala, Uganda. The suggested ticket donation is $10 for adults and $3 for students, with proceeds used to fund the...