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Africa / Hospital Ship #1043921

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 18, 2013
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(Studio and Togo: Scott Pelley) The treatment of facial tumors on board the Africa Mercy hospital ship off the coast of Togo featured; scenes shown of people lined up for screenings, the patient Edoh before and after her surgery; details given about how their tooth enamel grows for years. [Chief surgeon Dr. Gary PARKER††- says they forage at night for food and hide during the day; describes what it’s like for the tumor patients to be greeted.] [Nurse Ali CHANDRA††- says it gets to the point that you don’t see the tumor any more.]
Pelley, Scott

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