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February 9, 2014 at 8:36 AM

African hospitals: The power of a single person

What a great idea to “take a break and applaud a hero” [“At 90, this doctor is still calling,” Opinion, Feb. 7]. To find such inspiration in the newspaper is wonderful. Catherine Hamlin’s work in Ethiopia has saved lives, brought new techniques to save more, and even given a chance for those who were…


Comments | More in Health | Topics: Africa, Catherine Hamlin, Nicholas D. Kristof

January 20, 2014 at 7:02 PM

War on Poverty: The benefits of public assistance programs for the poor

Paid sick leave to lift women out of poverty Kathleen Parker’s column “Marriage as a solution to poverty” [Opinion, Jan. 15] left out some key solutions to lifting women out of poverty, including paid sick days, and family and medical leave insurance. Both are proven to build economic security for women and their families. Children in families…


Comments | More in Poverty | Topics: Kathleen Parker, Nicholas D. Kristof, War on Poverty