Two months ago my wife was in India, checking in on projects her organization provides funding and support for. She was also in Tsunami country; at some point (post-Katrina) I'll pass along a couple of stories she came home with.
Journalist Lorna Dueck tagged along for part of this journey, and wrote a Globe & Mail column she dubbed A war for the soul of India's hospitals. She writes, "If we help save the dying missionary hospitals of the Third World, we'll also learn much about the pitfalls of for-profit health care."
The piece is provocative and compassionate. I think it gives the reader some workable ideas about what can be done to make the world a better place. It also gives the reader an idea of what my wife's job is about.