On average, a Canadian sees one traumatic incident in their lifetime. Public safety personnel like firefighters, police officers and paramedics put themselves in harm’s way every day. These individuals can see as many as 600 traumatic incidents in their lifetime. They put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe, but how does this affect them?
Dr. Gregor Reid, Lawson scientist, presenting to youth in Masiphumelele Township on the importance of beneficial microbes
Written by Dr. Gregor Reid, scientist at Lawson and professor at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Just off the main road from Cape Town, South Africa to Simon’s Town, sits Masiphumelele Township where challenges of poverty, malnutrition, HIV and the risk of violence face people every day.