Thursday, May 24, 2007

If a child is sick...

Kizza, age 6.

Paul, age 17.

Stella, age 13.
I watched the documentary “Living with Slim” again this morning. We played it for the twenty hearth care workers (primarily nurses) that are attending this week’s UNICEF-sponsored five day pediatric HIV training course. (It is the first of six such trainings this year in Swaziland.)

I plan to write about the highlights of the training soon. There were many. For now, I wanted to share with you a few of the quotes from the short documentary. I have emailed the filmmaker requesting copies and the film's transcript.
Here is the excerpt:

Moderator: “What do you want the world to know about HIV?”
Kizza: "That is hurts."

Paul: “It’s a very bad disease if it gets you. It treats you badly. You are not comfortable.”

Stella: “That if a child is sick you must not treat them badly. You must treat them well. As though they were your own.”


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