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Helping the Navajo find health: Community health workers in action

Neighbors on call - Part 3

 

September 27, 2018

Alex Sakariassen

Père Eddy Eustache, left, mental health director for Partners In Health in Haiti, discusses the benefits that community health workers have brought to the region's remote residents.

Two months ago, the boys played like children do, clambering around a ruined building just down the lush green hillside from their home. Now their mom, Moslene, cooks only for her husband, a mechanical act that brings her no joy. Only sadness and a remembrance of the innocent laughter she will never hear again. Her boys - her only children - are dead. A wall of that ruined building fell on them, killing them instantly.

Moslene's house, a one-story, two-room concrete structure with a wrap-around porch and faded blue and white paint, is noiseless in the muggy morning heat. Her husband is down...



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