Health in underdeveloped countries on TV’s On Call

Health in underdeveloped countries on TV's On Call
The May 21 edition of On Call takes a look at health issues in underdeveloped countries.

"It takes 19 cents to feed a hungry child for a day in some countries. This is pocket change to most of us, but can mean a chance at life for starving children. We'll give viewers advice for getting involved in world health issues," said On Call producer and host Lindsey Meyers.

Meyers and On Call medical editor Dr. Rick Holm will discuss issues with Dr. Ruth Mosqueda with the Bell Medical Clinic in DeSmet.


"We'll find out how solar ovens are helping to preserve precious resources in Haiti. We'll also see how one hospital's mission of health education is reaching people thousands of miles away. And we'll show how a group of college students is learning about world hunger."

On Call is a weekly program about health on South Dakota Public Broadcasting-Television.

The South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service produces the program. The show is broadcast Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Central, 11:30 a.m. Mountain.

On Call is the only medical program endorsed by the South Dakota State Medical Association and the South Dakota Department of Health.

It is made possible by major underwriter support from Avera Health. Additional sponsors include The South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care, Dakotacare, Brookings Hospital, Rapid City Regional Hospital, Swiftel Communications, and Friends of SDPB.

The May 28 show deals with stress in farm families.

Viewers can call 1-888-DrOnCall (1-888-376-6225) with questions for the program any time of day.

Or submit questions through the On Call Web site, http://oncall.sdstat e.org/.

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