The Red Elephant

Nebraska Stories

Air Date: 02/07/2010

Dr. Charles Wood, the Director of Virology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, embarks on regular journeys to Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia, despite the vast distance of over 9000 miles separating the two regions. Woods is on the front lines of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The purpose of his travels is to provide crucial medical care and educational support to HIV-positive mothers, aiming to safeguard the well-being of their children and curtail the devastating impact of the disease. Zambia, burdened with a significant orphan population resulting from HIV/AIDS, houses the Red Elephant Children's Centre—a school committed to educating and nurturing these vulnerable children.