Carving a future

A little stroke of genius by one of Oxfam's partner organisations: this trainee carpenter displays a chair which can accommodate a child with cerebral palsy. So he gets training and employment, and a disadvantaged child gets a chair.

Substandard birthcare means that a far higher percentage of children have cerebral palsy in developing countries than in the West. The birthcare situation also combines horrifyingly with general living conditions, keeping life expectancy at birth in Ethiopia below 45 years. Life expectancy in the West is around 75.

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