Haruna drew lines on his forearm with his left index finger as he waited for Yobe to finish his prayers. Haruna had stopped praying after his wife and three children died during a cholera outbreak in 2013, what was he praying for? For life? For his sins to be forgiven? What was the point? Continue reading →

Hand Washing Palava.

I saw a very interesting article on the National Geographic Magazine about a doctor whose ideas on hand washing was scorned for decades. You can read his story Here. In the wake of Corona virus being declared a pandemic and as the death toll rises, his story gains a greater urgency and poignancy. His name was Ignaz Semmelweis. Continue reading →