• It Calmed My Spirit (part five)

    Oct 05, 2017
    The issue of stigma and shame comes up again and again when talking to those once afflicted with hydrocele. Ngoro Adama Dembélé, a 49-year-old nursing assistant in Somasso, near Bla, had a slow-growing hydrocele for over a decade, and it became so large that it was very noticeable through his trousers when he walked around his community.
    John Uniack Davis
  • Listening Tour: Working on Neglected Diseases in a Neglected Country

    Sep 27, 2017
    While Yemen remains embroiled in a civil war, Dhekra Annuzaili, a program manager at the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, continues to work on programs to provide treatment to school aged children at risk for neglected tropical diseases.
    Greg Porter
  • It Calmed My Spirit (part four)

    Sep 15, 2017
    Though many suffering from the effects of hydrocele are generally men over the age of 35, this is not always the case. Before having hydrocele surgery about a year ago, Amadou Almoudou Maïga was living with steadily-swelling testicles for several months. He knew that something was wrong, but did not know what it was and was ashamed to ask.
    John Uniack Davis
  • It Calmed My Spirit (part three)

    Aug 15, 2017
    Besides restoring men’s dignity and mobility, hydrocele surgery plays a pivotal role in restoring lost or deteriorating livelihoods. Ely Coulibaly is a rugged, 65-year-old farmer who appears much younger than his years.
    John Uniack Davis
  • Soap: For More Than Just Handwashing

    Aug 04, 2017
    The International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) distributed 20,000 bars of soap and thousands of leaflets in June to health professionals from targeted health centers in Ethiopia to disperse to communities.
    Molly Anderson