Medical teams around the world are accustomed to the toughest working conditions, but have seldom been challenged to the extent that they are today.
Often invisible, they must overcome not only long working hours but also the emotional, physical, and mental challenges that arise in this complex working environment. We want to honor them by giving them a stage and listening to what they have to say.
Since 1978, Mercy Ships, a global humanitarian aid organization, has been providing remote areas with health services and much needed medical surgeries. Aboard this floating hospital in Africa, a crew of volunteers provides critical surgical procedures.
"We are dealing with human lives and we are challenged on many levels: Professional, technical, but above all human.”
Bernhard and Lydia are on the verge of a life-changing move: In April 2022 they are relocating to Malawi to help provide medical care and train local healthcare staff - together with their three children between the ages of one and three.
"I would like to see people grapple with what it means to end up in an intensive care unit."
A non-profit organization has come up with a unique and much-needed solution to assist rural areas. It set up 10-bed ICU units in all Indian government hospitals to offer inclusive, equitable, and quality healthcare to all, especially the poor.
"My job is my calling. You get to share in people’s happiest and hopeful moments, but also in their hopeless and sorrowful moments.”