In this Nov. 5, 2012 photo, traditional healer Hakki Hassan cuts out the epiglottis of 8-month-old Moustafa Abdallah Lamine before also removing four un-erupted baby teeth as a treatment for vomiting and diarrhea, in Moussoro, Chad. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Traditions In Chad Harm, Kill Underfed Children

On the day of their son’s surgery, the family woke before dawn. They saddled their horses and set out across the 12-mile-long carpet of sand to the nearest town, where they hoped the reputed doctor would cure their frail, feverish baby. The neighboring town, almost as poor and isolated as their own, hosts a foreign-run […]