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Band-Aid for a Broken Leg

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Band-Aid for a Broken Leg by Damian Brown, book reviewBand-Aid for a Broken Leg by Damian Brown is the author’s account of his experiences working for Medecins San Frontieres in Africa. Although there are no instances of giving a band-aid for a broken leg, the title represents the organisations struggle to manage serious conditions with limited resources, and that for all the work it does, it cannot cure Africa’s problems.

Brown is South African by birth, and moved to Australia with his family as a child. His first posting in Angola is a shock to the system: the climate, the danger of landmines, the hospital and the work under difficult conditions.


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