Healing Our World
Inside Doctors Without Borders
By (author) Former Professor of Tropical Child Health David Morley
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Healing Our World by Former Professor of Tropical Child Health David Morley
Book Description2007 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards: - Bronze Medalist, Young Adult Non-Fiction Category, and - Bronze Medalist, Peacemaker Award Category CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens, 2008 "Starred Choice Red Maple Book Award - Non-Fiction nominee 2009" Excerpt: ""When I tell friends at home in Canada abut the things I have seen, they often say, 'It must be so depressing!' But my work has never felt depressing. Doctors Without Borders is an organization built to act, to make things better. Together with other volunteers and the support of millions of people around the world, we don't have to sit by helplessly and see a disaster unfold before us, wondering what on earth we can do. The gift of action is ours."" 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. Medecins Sans Frontieres, 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.The words and experiences - good and bad - of MSF volunteers who come from all over the world and every walk of life.Information about MSF's history, how it selects its volunteers and decides where to send them. Includes photographs from the field."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781554550500
(236mm x 190mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Former Professor of Tropical Child Health David Morley
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.
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