The right to health is universal, yet health is a right often denied. For many, it is simply too far away to be reached easily. Millions of people all over the world are forced to take long and sometimes excruciating trips to access the medical assistance which is not available in their city or country, either because too expensive for their pockets, because it is not readily accessible or because
A soldier's heart
On March 26, 2010, Corporal Todd Nicely, 26, is in charge of a patrol of twelve Marines in Helmand, in Afghanistan. Suddenly he hears the creepy sound of the activation mechanism of a pressure plate of a IED (improvised explosive device). This simple click will mark his life forever. The explosion throws him in the air, while his thoughts and worries are for his wife Crystal and his soldiers. He d
Ebola - Third Millennium plague
The new principles that regulate social relations in Monrovia are simple: if you touch the wrong person, you die. Touch the person who has touched the wrong person, you die. Get on the wrong taxi, you die. You distractingly scratch your eye or light a cigarette with the hand that has touched the wrong thing or person, and you die.
Ebola is a treacherous enemy because it is invisible, h
In the name of Hitler
"We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children."
This words - pronounced by David Lane - comes directly from "Mein Kampf" and represent one of the main concepts of the American National Socialist Movement. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center in Washington, the NSM is now-a-days the most important and active party of the extreme right in the United S
Journey of a life
If you are sick and need bone marrow transplant to survive, there is a chance in over 100,000 that you will find a compatible donor somewhere in the world. When a batch of bone marrow is extracted from a donor, there are only 24-36 hours before it can be safely implanted in the recipient patient. Because of the marrow's limited lifespan once outside the body, and the patient's preparation procedur
The Delta of Amacuro, eastern Venezuela, is one of the most inhospitable places in the whole world. For the past 8.500 years Warao Indians have turned its 20.000 square kilometers of water canals and swamps into their home. Despite the strong culture impact due to colonialism, Warao people have managed to keep their culture and way of life deeply attached to this environment. Until now.
Moms for rent
Anand is an Indian town whose name means happiness. In the last few years, it has become the Indian capital city of rental mothers: that is since 2006, when Dr. Nayna Patel, a gynecologist, founded the Akanksha Infertility Clinic, which has been dubbed "the greatest wish clinic". The idea came to Dr. Patel when the mother of one of her patients, a sterile young lady, volunteered to carry the pregn
Shanghai - Rolls Royce generation
They are the new Chinese entrepreneurs. Young, bright, lovers of luxury, they refuse the past (that is, politics) and look at the future with managerial grit. Boasting U.S. University degrees and European girlfriends. To settle they chose Shanghai, the New York of the East, an ambitious, cosmopolitan city far from the murky Beijing of the Communist politburo. They, the honest Chinese goodfellas (f