Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Haunting Images From Mercy Ships

Wired News on Mercy Ships ...

The hospital is located aboard a ship called the Anastasis. It's part of a Christian organization called Mercy Ships, which, since 1978, has been working to bring free medical care to those who have no access to surgical procedures like cleft-lip correction, or cataract and facial tumor removal. In Western countries, these conditions are usually obliterated before posing a threat to the patient's health and appearance. But in developing countries they're often left untreated, causing disability and disfigurement and leading to social ostracism.

Wired News: Haunting Images From Mercy Ships