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Nodding Disease kills and confounds

Some reports compare stricken children to zombies. Others rail against inaction by governments and agencies. The truth is that nodding disease continues to kill children while mystifying health experts.

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Blog: Notes from the field

Just trying to get by

Rhitu Chatterjee
Sandamalgama, Sri Lanka
As a journalist living and working in a foreign country (I’m an Indian citizen, but live in the United States), I like to think of myself as being culturally sensitive and aware regardless of where I’m reporting from. But I hadn’t realized that the pressures of being a journalist can dampen some of that sensitivity. At least that’s what happened on my recent trip to Sri Lanka, where I faced a situation very different from what I expected.
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