Imperfect Offering Humanitarian Action for the Twenty-First Century

ISBN-10: 0802717624
ISBN-13: 9780802717627
Edition: N/A
Authors: James Orbinski
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Description: From one of the world's greatest humanitarian activists comes a searing personal memoir that is also an urgent call to confront suffering in all its many forms.Having seen things we hope never to see, confronted suffering, dispassion, and evil we  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: 9/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

From one of the world's greatest humanitarian activists comes a searing personal memoir that is also an urgent call to confront suffering in all its many forms.Having seen things we hope never to see, confronted suffering, dispassion, and evil we hope never to encounter, James Orbinski still believes in "the good we can be if we so choose." Recounting stories from his own experience, embodied in which are warnings, hope, and lessons in how we can inject humanitarian activity into our lives,An Imperfect Offeringis invaluable reading for anyone who feels he or she can make a difference.

Dr. James Orbinski is a Research Scientist and Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Political Science at St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto. He is also a founder of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, a not-for-profit pharmaceutical research and development entity focused on the diseases of the South. He recently founded Dignitas, based in Malawi, an organization focused on community based treatment, care and prevention of HIV in the developing world. He lives in Canada but travels widely.

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