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Preventing Disease

Published: May 15, 2011, Author: JayTaber

The Batwa of Uganda are thought to be the oldest tribal people on the planet, but their eviction from their homeland forests has caused many problems in their health and cultural survival. Dr. Scott Kellerman and his wife Carol decided to do something about that, and through their clinic that works in collaboration with indigenous healers, they have made a big difference in treating and preventing disease. The clinic, which serves the 35,000 Batwa and a quarter million other residents of Uganda, began by the Kellermans observing Batwa life and customs and learning Batwa language–a novel but effective approach.

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