We wish you a happy Ramadan!

Breaking of the fast in the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Photo credit: Wikipedia user balavenise under CC BY-SA 2.0-license, via Wikimedia Commons.

The annual month-long Islamic fasting period, Ramadan, begins these days. As in Christianity, this time is used for inner contemplation and reflection on the essentials in life, and ends with the highest Islamic holiday, Eid-al-Fitr. In many of our project countries, public life is largely structured around the religious festivities during this time. We wish all our partners, colleagues, patients and their families a very peaceful Ramadan.