His brothers’ love

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Kabir couldn’t walk, nor could he see.  Polio struck Kabir’s legs when he was a child, leaving irreparable damage. When cataracts grew over his eyes stealing his vision also, his loving brothers never gave up.  When they heard it might be possible for Kabir’s sight to be restored, … Read More

Life’s simply joys

After five years as an intensive care nurse at Christchurch Hospital, Jess Doney is used to dealing with crises. Her acquired skills have been put to the test when she recently stepped into a new and extraordinary surgical environment. The 26-year-old signed on articles for a two-month tour-our-duty … Read More

Heading back to school

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90 sec VIDEO: When correctable conditions prevent kids from attending school with their friends, or rob a fine teacher of her job, the first day back is a very exciting indeed.

Making essential surgery accessible

Lack of access to safe surgery results in more deaths worldwide every year than HIV, tuberculosis and malaria combined, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). There is growing international acknowledgement of what theatre staffs have long known and advised: accidental trauma, birth complications and the lack of … Read More

Removing Jocelin’s burden

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VIDEO:Jocelin hid his chin with a scarf to cover his shame; he was afraid of what the other children would say to him. But now he is bold and cheeky and delightful as he returns home with his overwhelmed Dad.