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Learn about Doctors Without Borders: Life in the Field


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CVCH has teamed up with the Pybus Public Market, as part of their Pybus University. Please join us for this free talk and behind the scenes look at what it is like providing medical assistance to victims of conflict, natural disasters, epidemics or healthcare exclusion.

Seats are limited, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctors-without-borders-life-in-the-field-tickets-44348699153

Learn more about Carolyn's story here:
If you've ever wondered what it is like to work in the field with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), this class is for you. MSF brings humanitarian medical assistance to victims of conflict, natural disasters, epidemics or healthcare exclusion.Learn about the mission of MSF, where we work and why. You will learn what it feels like to live and work in countries where people are denied access to the most basic of health care and why someone would want to work for MSF. Through the use of slides and videos, see what it takes to save lives just by providing safe birthing kits or by taking a box of medication on a motorcycle to a remote village in sub-Saharan Africa. You will see what it is like to work on a search and rescue boat saving the lives of people fleeing conflict and other disasters in their countries by attempting to cross the Mediterranean in a flimsy rubber boat.

Carolyn Johnson is a nurse practitioner working for the last three years with MSF in Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and on the Search and Rescue boat in the Mediterranean Sea. Her roots in international nursing began with a stint in the US Peace Corps in 1989, followed by 20 years working primarily with migrant and seasonal workers at Columbia Valley Community Health.