Nicolas BrulliardSeptember 19, 2009 08:20Updated May 30, 2010 12:07
SOSHANGUVE, South Africa — A cloud of anxiety descended upon the Motheo pre-school in this large township north of Pretoria. Gone were the smiles from just a few minutes before as boys and girls lined up in front of health workers, uncertain of their fate.
It turned out the little ones’ fears were largely overblown. A couple of vitamin A pills and de-worming medicine, a visual checkup for possible malnutrition but no syringes. Some kids even tried to go for seconds.