#581 — Journey through the Kenyan Medical System

Americans have extremely negative attitudes towards health care in sub-Saharan Africa. It is filled with exotic diseases and HIV/AIDS. Much of this is perpetrated by non-profit organizations that are raising funds from gullible Americans to support their projects in Africa. If you question this assertion, consider the incident during the 2013 to 2016 ebola epidemic in West Africa: a Kansas READ MORE

#580 — Pictures for a Thousand Words

Note: This Report from Kenya was supposed to go out last Friday, but I have been in the hospital in Nairobi for the last four day with a bacterial infection. I will be released tomorrow morning after my last injection this evening. My next Report from Kenya will be “Adventures in the Kenyan Health Care System” and you will learn READ MORE

#579 — Intersex People in Kenya

On a nice, spring day in 1994, I drove from Gaithersburg, MD, to Haverford College outside Philadelphia, to visit my daughter, Joy, who was at that time a student there. I found her on the sidelines of a co-ed rugby game. She pointed out one particular player and asked me, “Is that player a male or a female?” It was READ MORE

#578 — Landslides/Floods

__________________________________________________ This is a town in West Pokot covered by a landslide. As you can see, the side of the hill collapsed and the dirt just covered the town. West Pokot is part of the descent from the Kenyan highlands to the bottom of the Rift Valley so there are many steep hillsides which are prone to landslides like this. READ MORE

Clean Energy Africa #15 — Volkswagen Brings Electric Vehicles to Rwanda

In order to tackle global warming, end pollution from gas/diesel vehicles, and stop endless wars for oil, the world needs to move as quickly as possible from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to electric vehicles. The world’s big automobile manufacturers have been slow to make this necessary move because they have substanital resources tied up in ICE factories where they READ MORE

#574 — Merry-Go-Rounds

One of Burundi’s Friends Women’s Association’s self-help groups. I am a widow. Being a member of one of the self-help groups at FWA has helped me to purchase iron sheets for my small house. Indeed, my group gave me a loan to buy the sheets. And I have now paid back the loan. This has encouraged me. Now I can READ MORE