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,…
"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."
I'm writing to inform you that a baby was born Saturday night in our Surgical centre for War Victims in Kabul.
"Receiving the Right Livelihood Award: The 'Alternative Nobel Prize' is a great honour" says Gino Strada.
We call on all parties involved in the conflict to respect our hospital, and allow it to be accessed by victims of the fighting