Maternal/child mortality

The UNICEF report below, issued yesterday (9/19/08), corroborates my experience in Kenya.  In May of this year in the village of Kaluoki a midwife told me of the deaths of several women from hemorrhage during childbirth or miscarriage.  No one in the village or anywhere nearby owns a car, and so a woman in distress is taken to the n


During the holiday season last year, TEACHERS received 67,483 candles,   82,792 bottles of hand lotion and 98,327 Starbuck’s gift cards from their students**.  It will take approximately 17 years to burn all the candles and 19 years to use all of the hand lotion.