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GNP Show 03 Half Hour Clinics in Sudan and Toys in Haiti

From: World Vision Report
Series: World Vision Report - Weekly Half Hour
Length: 28:00

If you get sick in southern Sudan, your chances of dying escalate. Health care is a rare thing in that part of the world. This week, we talk with one of the so-called "lost boys of Sudan" who helped build a medical clinic there. It's the only medical facility in an area about the size of Connecticut. And if it's Saturday in Argentina, it's barbeque time for construction workers. That tasty morsel and much more, on this week's show from the Global News Partnership.

Default-piece-image-2 On this week’s World Vision Report…

  • An outpost for medical care in southern Sudan
  • One of the Lost Boys of Sudan builds a clinic
  • Creative toys amid the rubble of Haiti
  • Skateboarding comes to Afghanistan
  • If it’s Saturday in Argentina, it’s BBQ time

 

Lost Boys Clinic (4:52)

The recent election in Sudan returned the president to power, and ensured that nothing much is going to change in that troubled country.  Certainly not the healthcare system – or lack thereof.

In the south, one in fifty women dies in childbirth.  That’s one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.  One of Sudan’s “Lost Boys” is working hard to change that.  From his home in the United States, John Dau has raised enough money to build the largest health clinic in the region where he grew up.  We’ll hear from John in a moment – but first, let’s go to the clinic he helped build.  David Chanatry reports from the village of Duk Payuel.

 

Lost Boys Interview (6:22)

As you heard in the previous piece, that health clinic is a rare and welcome thing in southern Sudan.  It owes its existence to one of the so-called “lost boys.”  John Dau was one of the thousands of children from the Dinka tribe who fled their homes in Sudan during the 1980’s.  Many of them eventually made their way to America as refugees in the years that followed.  But even with a new life ahead of him, Dau couldn’t forget those he left behind.  That’s why he formed a foundation that built the medical clinic in his home county in southern Sudan.  He talks about it with host Peggy Wehmeyer.

 

Creative Toys (3:00)

We’re not hearing that much about Haiti these days.  Oil spills and car bomb plots have taken over the headlines.  But we’re keeping our eye on Haiti, where people are still in real trouble.

Four months after the earthquake, thousands of Haitians still live in displacement camps, surviving on food handouts, and limited water supplies.  The kids in the camps are doing what kids do best – they’re playing, in very creative ways.  Grant Fuller reports from Port-au-Prince.

 

Skateistan (5:06)

There’s a new sound rippling across the capital of Afghanistan.  It’s skateboarders trying out new moves at Kabul’s first-ever skateboarding school.  It’s been a big hit with both boys and girls since it opened last year.  But skateboarding is just part of the story, as Will Everett reports.

 

Barbeque (3:30)

In Argentina, construction workers have a special tradition.  After a long week of hard work, they have a barbeque every Saturday.  Reporter Marcos Federman recently crashed one in a small town 30 miles north of Buenos Aires.

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Piece Description

On this week’s World Vision Report…

  • An outpost for medical care in southern Sudan
  • One of the Lost Boys of Sudan builds a clinic
  • Creative toys amid the rubble of Haiti
  • Skateboarding comes to Afghanistan
  • If it’s Saturday in Argentina, it’s BBQ time

 

Lost Boys Clinic (4:52)

The recent election in Sudan returned the president to power, and ensured that nothing much is going to change in that troubled country.  Certainly not the healthcare system – or lack thereof.

In the south, one in fifty women dies in childbirth.  That’s one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.  One of Sudan’s “Lost Boys” is working hard to change that.  From his home in the United States, John Dau has raised enough money to build the largest health clinic in the region where he grew up.  We’ll hear from John in a moment – but first, let’s go to the clinic he helped build.  David Chanatry reports from the village of Duk Payuel.

 

Lost Boys Interview (6:22)

As you heard in the previous piece, that health clinic is a rare and welcome thing in southern Sudan.  It owes its existence to one of the so-called “lost boys.”  John Dau was one of the thousands of children from the Dinka tribe who fled their homes in Sudan during the 1980’s.  Many of them eventually made their way to America as refugees in the years that followed.  But even with a new life ahead of him, Dau couldn’t forget those he left behind.  That’s why he formed a foundation that built the medical clinic in his home county in southern Sudan.  He talks about it with host Peggy Wehmeyer.

 

Creative Toys (3:00)

We’re not hearing that much about Haiti these days.  Oil spills and car bomb plots have taken over the headlines.  But we’re keeping our eye on Haiti, where people are still in real trouble.

Four months after the earthquake, thousands of Haitians still live in displacement camps, surviving on food handouts, and limited water supplies.  The kids in the camps are doing what kids do best – they’re playing, in very creative ways.  Grant Fuller reports from Port-au-Prince.

 

Skateistan (5:06)

There’s a new sound rippling across the capital of Afghanistan.  It’s skateboarders trying out new moves at Kabul’s first-ever skateboarding school.  It’s been a big hit with both boys and girls since it opened last year.  But skateboarding is just part of the story, as Will Everett reports.

 

Barbeque (3:30)

In Argentina, construction workers have a special tradition.  After a long week of hard work, they have a barbeque every Saturday.  Reporter Marcos Federman recently crashed one in a small town 30 miles north of Buenos Aires.

Timing and Cues

0:00 - Billboard
1:00 - Lost Boys Clinic
6:30 - Lost Boys Interview
13:11 - Creative Toys
17:20 - Skatistan
22:55 - Barbecue
28:00 - End

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