A child receives an anti-scabies bath from his mother at the AmeriCares Buranga, Rwanda clinic in Oct., 1994. Scabies is a mite which burrows into the skin of infrequent bathers.  The New Canaan, Connecticut humanitarian organization set up clinic about half way between Goma Zaire (now Congo) and Rwanda's capitol Kigali to help people returning from the refugee camps in Goma. While they saw a trickle of refugees, the clinic actually treated more people living in the countryside suffering from illnesses which resulted from the destruction of the infrastructure of the country in civil war. (photo Rick D'Elia)
A child receives an anti-scabies bath from his mother at the AmeriCares Buranga, Rwanda clinic in Oct., 1994. Scabies is a mite which burrows into the skin of infrequent bathers. The New Canaan, Connecticut humanitarian organization set up clinic about half way between Goma Zaire (now Congo) and Rwanda's capitol Kigali to help people returning from the refugee camps in Goma. While they saw a trickle of refugees, the clinic actually treated more people living in the countryside suffering from...
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