Here's the complete text of Gino Strada's acceptance speech at the Right Livelihood Award 2015 (the "Alternative Nobel Prize") ceremony. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUot4EHauEk Honourable Members of the Parliament, honourable members of the Swedish Government, members of the RLA Foundation, fellow Laureates,…
Winner of the Right Livelihood Award 2015 "for his great humanity and skill in providing outstanding medical and surgical services to the victims of conflict and injustice."
"I can think of no other organisation that is so truly unique and effective in helping injured civilians caught up in conflict and those affected by the extreme poverty caused by war."
Sierra Leone still needs us: the epidemic has made the already weak health system even more precarious.
Mousa and Mohamed are just two of the many war victims that we treat every single day in our hospitals. They too are the civilian victims of a borderless war.
In our hospitals, the concept of "care" goes beyond the medical act.
There have been 42 consecutive days without new cases.
"They're not just numbers, statistics or "collateral damage". They're people. And that's how they should be seen, always."