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National Geographic Features Hesperian Digital Commons

May 3, 2012

In a new post on National Geographic’s blog, Hesperian Executive Director Sarah Shannon writes about her experience using Where There Is No Doctor in Central America in the 1980s, how the world we live in has been transformed by technology since then, and the urgent ongoing need for accessible health information. Sarah writes, “I was only 22 when I arrived in the Salvadoran refugee camp in rural Honduras. Refugees were streaming over the border, running for their lives in the midst of a civil war. They were malnourished, terrified, wounded, and carried nothing but the clothes on their backs. For my part, I had a suitcase full of clothes, and a copy of the book Where There Is No Doctor given to me by a mentor as I was packing….” To read the full article, click here.