Fragility and Resilience: Azreen’s story

Several months ago my son Tom asked me to visit Azreen*, a nearby teenage TB patient, whose course of medications had been interrupted.  I took along our intern, and found…

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A tough homecoming to our Asian slum

“Ah, this is too hard. I can’t deal with this!” I said exasperated. “It’s alright Dad. You go to sleep and we’ll take care of it,” Tom reassured me. We’d…

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On 19 January, a bulldozer ran through some shacks by the side of a railway track. In a matter of hours, some 50 families were made homeless. Of course, I…

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