Healing Our World: Inside Doctors Without Borders

Healing Our World: Inside Doctors Without Borders

by David Morley

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Overview

When children are caught in civil wars, when earthquakes destroy homes and villages, when AIDS and other diseases shatter families and communities - the volunteers of Doctors Without Borders are there. Their mission is simple - to bring life-saving care to the world's neediest people and to speak out when the rights of the people in their care are abused or violated.

Médecins Sans Frontières, known in English as Doctors Without Borders and by its volunteers as MSF, is the world's largest independent medical humanitarian relief organization. Every year, more than 3,000 MSF volunteers and 12,000 local men and women bring medical aid to people in more than 70 countries.

In Healing Our World, David Morley presents his own story and the stories of other MSFers who have volunteered in some of the most dangerous and forgotten corners of the world - the Congo, El Salvador, Chechnya, Bangladesh,
Mozambique, Afghanistan, southern Africa. These are stories about healing and helping people, about making the world a better place - stories filled with sorrow and hope, anger and idealism, determination and passion.

Healing Our World includes information about MSF's history, how it selects its volunteers and decides where to send them.

Includes photographs from the field.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554550500
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date: 08/30/2008
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 1,178,379
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

About the Author

For seven years, David Morley served as the Executive Director of the Canadian section of Doctors Without Borders. His work took him to refugee camps in the rebel-held areas of Congo, to earthquake-shattered villages in El Salvador, to the simple huts of destitute AIDS patients in Zambia.


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part 1 About Doctors Without Borders
Chapter 1 The World Is Our Emergency Room
Chapter 2 Volunteers in the Field
Chapter 3 In Disasters and War Zones

Part 2 Journals from the Field
Chapter 4 Earthquake in El Salvador
Chapter 5 Civil War in Congo
Chapter 6 Hope in Zambia
Index


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