A child Africa is starving. Statistics state that over 13 million people are in desperate need of food to eat. Of those, 75,000 are starving children who are suffering from malnutrition. About half of the population is still living in slums. The people build their own mud houses topped with long silver sheets of tin, with wooden and fabricated cardboard for siding. The grey-blue haze of the morning and evenings are redolent with the pungent odor of the African slums with its open dumps and pooling raw sewages. The majority of them have no electricity or running water. The slums are not safe for a child to live, and yet most of the starving children live with one or no parent. Diseases, especially malaria, run rampart throughout the slums. This disease kills untold record numbers of children each year. There is a great need for medical supplies.
In medicine, a coma is a state of unconsciousness, lasting more than 6 hours in which a person cannot be awakened, fails to respond normally to painful stimuli, light or sound, lacks a normal sleep-wake cycle and does not initiate voluntary actions.