Superstitious beliefs are deterring some pregnant women in the Rukwa Region of Tanzania from going to health facilities when the time comes to deliver their babies. According to a news story dated December 27, women are ignoring the advice of medical personnel and drinking concoctions of herbal teas to reduce labor pains, sometimes with serious […]

The birth and baptism of a child could be viewed as completely and absolutely routine—non-news compared to coverage of horrifying wars, corrupt elections, or sports competitions. But from the perspective of one of the most remote societies on earth, where human settlement for nearly 200 years has been very challenging, news of a new member […]