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Today’s Solutions: June 23, 2024

Solar-powered solutions for Ga

Solar-powered solutions for Gaza's water crisis illuminate a path through the darkness

In the heart of the Gaza Strip, amid a humanitarian catastrophe exacerbated by violence, war, and blockades, a ray of light shines via the creative use of solar electricity. Mohammed Assalia, a local citizen, is leading a unique attempt to ease the region's acute water scarcity by using solar Read More...

James Maskalyk's experien

James Maskalyk's experience as a doctor in Sudan

Canadian physician James Maskalyk on why he left a comfortable teaching job to work for Médecins Sans Frontières in Sudan. Marco Visscher | June/July 2009 issue James Maskalyk has been working to improve public health in developing countries ever since he was a medical student at the University Read More...

Book Excerpt: Six Months in Su

Book Excerpt: Six Months in Sudan

Ode presents an exclusive book excerpt from Six Months in Sudan: A Young Doctor in a War-Torn Village, by Dr. James Maskalyk. Ode Editors | June/July 2009 issue "What's his hemoglobin?" I ask. "Six," Mohamed says. "Six? Shit." I look down at Manut. His eyes are wide and worried. Today is the Read More...