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May 27, 2010

A New Life in Tanzania

A New Life in Tanzania

Occasionally, there’s good news on the health care front. A recent report says child mortality rates are much improved - in countries like Vietnam, Turkmenistan and Portugal. And while there’s also some improvement in sub-Saharan Africa, the nations with greatest difficulties are improving at a much slower rate. Doctor Frank Artress and his wife Susan Gustafson see this in Tanzania. The couple’s long-term work in that country almost didn’t happen. They were tourists when Frank had a near-death moment on Mount Kilimanjaro. It was enough to convince the two of them to abandon their life of great affluence, give their possessions away, and move to Tanzania to start a medical clinic.

  • Learn more about Susan and Frank’s work with The Foundation for African Medicine & Education


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