We had an opportunity to meet Dr. Owen Menach, 34 years old Surgeon working at Kenyatta National Hospital. Menach has received various scholarly recognition including winning the first Chris Sepmeijer award for the Best Temporal Bone masterpiece in Holland and winner of the Kenya Ear Nose & Throat Society award. He recently won the Young Scientist of the Year Award worldwide in Seoul, South Korea. Out of his busy schedule in theatre this is what he told us.
Every day, a stream of people from Germany and other European countries come to the Netherlands to see not only the touristy side of the country, but to also sit in the coffee shops and enjoy cannabis. In the near future, this will not be possible anymore – the Dutch government has a declared a war on “drug tourism”.
How to brush our teeth is what we learn as children. But if we don't learn it, regrets usually come late. In Hilla city in the province of Babylon, Iraq, six dentistry students founded a project to bring oral health awareness to the children of their community.
Approximately 13.5 million Americans have experienced homelessness at some period in their life. Over the past decades the issue of homelessness in developed nations has increased dramatically. In a world where many developing countries are continuing to increase their standards of living, it seems shocking and confusing that such an issue continues to worsen in industrial nations.
Growing up with albinism in an African society is a bitter pill you have to swallow each and every moment of your life. Myths and mysteries surrounding albinism have resulted in people with the condition being discriminated against even in this modern global society. In Africa, 1 in every 3000 people is an albino. Professor John Makumbe from Zimbabwe is an albino who is challenging the country's law concerning albinism.
Unplanned pregnancies, a high rate of school drop outs and infection with HIV are just a few of the problems the current Zimbabwean youths have to face. According to a recent report by the UNAIDS and the World Health Organization, HIV prevalence for youths aged 15 to 24 stands at 7,7 percent and 2,9 percent, respectively.
Twenty years of the armed conflict in the Horn of Africa state, Somalia, has taken a massive toll on the people who are victimized by violence, abuse, disease, poverty and ignorance. Women and children have been at the suffering end and the once lively country is thirsty for a drop of peace. The worst place where the daily attacks hit is Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia.