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Healing Our World: Inside Doctors Without Borders Hardcover – December 15, 2006

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From School Library Journal

Starred Review. Grade 6 Up–This is an excellent, timely, and relevant account of the work of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders by the executive director of MSF Canada from 1998 to 2005. Part one covers general information about the organization. Part two consists of journal entries giving personal, detailed, and dated accounts that summarize the group's work. It includes 2001 efforts to recover victims of an earthquake in El Salvador, 2004 medical care in the war-torn Congo, and 2005 treatment of the AIDS epidemic in Zambia. The easy-to-read text is accompanied by black-and-white photos that show the humanity and the intense severity of the conditions described. This fascinating volume will introduce readers to a dedicated organization that gives people who live in forgotten places evidence that someone actually cares.–Debbie Stewart Hoskins, Grand Rapids Public Library, MI
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From Booklist

Morley is a former executive director of the Canadian section of Doctors Without Borders, a humanitarian organization known throughout most of world as Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). With clarity and passion, he introduces the organization's history, charter, and current efforts to provide health care where it is needed most. The balanced survey, illustrated with grainy black-and-white photos, presents alarming statistics (one billion people live without clean drinking water; two million young people between the ages of 15 and 24 are infected with HIV) while guiding readers away from paralyzing despair: "It is easy to feel hopeless when images of human tragedy fill the TV screen. . . . When you look closer, the picture changes. You see people caring for each other . . and helping, not just destroying." Profiles of MSF volunteers and excerpts from Morley's own field journals round out this intimate, concise, well-written overview that may appeal to adults considering volunteer stints as well as young people thinking about future possibilities. Gillian Engberg
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 121 pages
  • Publisher: Fitzhenry and Whiteside; 1 edition (December 4, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1550415654
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550415650
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,933,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Informative and quick, like a short meal with protein.
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