I was born and raised into a Jewish family. My family would talk the talk but wouldn't walk the walk. I was told do observe Jewish customs because that's what we did, but never told "why". As I matured and married and later divorced, I began to question my faith and began going to other houses of worship.
January 2014. When I first began practicing pediatrics at Kibuye, I found the premies in cardboard boxes completely covered with layers of (often wet) blankets, sometimes with gloves filled with warm water next to them.
Kibuye Hope Hospital is making an impact for nutrition in the hungriest nation on earth (Global Hunger Index 2013). Though 58% of kids under age 5 in Burundi are stunted, irreversibly impeded from reaching their full physical and intellectual potential due to malnutrition in their earliest years, improving their prospects may be as simple as giving them a flour made from a mixture of high protein grains. Dr. Alyssa Pfister (Pediatrics & Internal Medicine) describes the challenges and opportunity of hunger in Burundi.