HKI's Stephanie Palmer, Program Manager for Integrated Control of NTDs, recently spoke with the Deseret News about the urgent need to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases, which impact many of the world's poorest communities.
When Helen Keller International first introduced orange sweet potatoes into Nepal, the Nepali people were skeptical. While Nepali families do eat white-fleshed sweet potatoes, the orange variety was new to them.
First there was the frenzy of Black Friday. Then local mom-and-pop stores made their claim on holiday shoppers with Small Business Saturday. And as online retail exploded, Cyber Monday deals started popping up, claiming another slice of consumers' gift budgets.