The Chadian teenager in this picture is very sick. The average life expectancy in Chad is 17 years old. This is due to lack of money and food. The poor economy and long droughts have contributed to this low life expectancy for the people of Chad.
Alexa Canady became the first African-American woman neurosurgeon in the United States in From 1987 to Canady was chief of neurosurgery at Children's Hospital of Michigan. In less than 10 percent of all medical students were women.