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Richard Shrubb describes his battle with mental illness and public perceptions.
‘I told them that if I accepted, I would speak against the government’s decision to end its leprosy campaign,’ he recalls. True to his word, Fischer lambasted the Indian cabinet when he received the prize: telling his audience that the government’s claim that leprosy would be eradicated by the year 2000 was completely wrong.
Social entrepreneurs aren’t just in it for the bottom line—or out of a desire to ‘do good’. Pamela Hartigan sees them as the architects of a new social economy.
Human batteries are like a stream of water. If the water doesn’t move then it becomes stagnant. If the water flows out and nourishes other people then the batteries will work well and will be spontaneously recharged.
French photojournalist Isabelle Merminod visited Belarus to meet victims of the Chernobyl disaster who were not born when it took place.
Paul Williams tells the story of an Indian dentist who saw his surgery razed to the ground.
The two women, from the US and Sierra Leone, quickly found they had shared concerns. Kamara told White-Baughan about her work with a grassroots community organization in Sierra Leone called Children’s Learning Services (see FAC April-May 2003). ‘She added that the children could not seem to learn due to trauma from the decade of civil war that had just ended,’ says White-Baughan.
When Canadian volunteer Leslie Davies set out to make a difference to the lives of the poor in Calcutta, she was surprised at the difference they made in her own.
The Italian mountaineer, Marco Peruffo, was eight he was diagnosed with diabetes. 'At 15, I caught the bug of rock climbing. To be able to do this, I had to be in top shape and so I became a model patient.'
John Lester, a medical doctor, dispels some of the myths surrounding depression--and looks at some of the issues that would-be carers need to consider.