By Damien Brown
Damien Brown, a tender health practitioner, thinks he is prepared while he arrives for his first posting with Medecins Sans Frontieres in Africa. however the city he is despatched to is an remoted outpost of dust huts, surrounded by means of landmines; the medical institution, for which he is to be the one physician, is stuffed with malnourished kids and prerequisites he is by no means noticeable; and the well-being workers—Angolan battle veterans two times his age who converse no English—walk out on him following an altercation on his first shift. within the months that stick to, Damien confronts those demanding situations the entire whereas facing the social absurdities of dwelling with basically 3 different volunteers for corporation. The scientific calamities pile up—including a leopard assault, a landmine explosion, and having to accomplish surgical procedure utilizing instruments wiped clean at the fire—but it is via Damien's evolving friendships with the local community that his ardour for the paintings grows. This heartbreaking and sincere account of lifestyles at the scientific frontline in Angola, Mozambique, and South Sudan is a relocating testimony of the paintings performed by way of clinical humanitarian teams and the extreme and infrequently eccentric those who paintings for them.
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