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ADIL’S STORY

Seeing is Believing treated Mohammed Adil, age 6, for a cataract at the end of August 2011. Adil’s family, who live in a working class neighborhood of Kolkata, were initially apprehensive about the idea of medical treatment for their son’s condition and sought the help of a spiritual healer. With pressure from Adil’s school, the family eventually took Adil for a cataract operation. There is a good chance now that treatment will allow Adil to fulfill his potential. Click here for photos on this story.

 

THE FIGHT FOR $15

Low wages are a reality for Edith Figueroa and Sabrina Johnson. These two fast food workers from Boston are fighting for a $15 minimum wage. Filmed and edited for The Guardian.

 

ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER

The Guardian’s Ed Pilkington offers his perspective on the opening of One World Trade Center. Filmed and edited for The Guardian.

 

TWO INDIAS EXIST IN HEALTHCARE

The JSS (Jan Swasthya Sahyog or People’s Health Support Group) is a public-health initiative established in 1996 by a handful of committed doctors all of whom trained at elite medical schools in India. While many of their peers secured high profile, high earning posts in premier hospitals in India, the US and the UK, the doctors at JSS have focussed their medical expertise on providing a service for poor and marginalised rural communities in Bilaspur district in the east Indian state of Chhattisgarh. Relying on grants and private donations, the doctors at JSS pay themselves only Rs.20,000 (US$500) a month. For photos on this story click here.