Saturday, August 07, 2010

Blog posts of Dr Karen Woo one of 10 medics shot dead in Afghanistan

This BBC story highloights how Dr Karen Woo of Great Britain left a high paying job to serve in Afghanistan blog url : http://bridgeafghanistan.blogspot.com/



An article in the BMA news said :



Currently in Kabul making a documentary and delivering medical supplies collected in the UK, Dr Woo told 'BMA News' she was ‘flat broke and living in a war zone’ but enjoying helping people in great need. On graduating from medical school, she commenced surgical training before joining BUPA.



Salute to a selfless hero

Amplify’d from www.bbc.co.uk

The BBC understands that Dr Woo gave up a well-paid job with private healthcare provider Bupa to work in Afghanistan for minimal financial reward.

She died alongside six Americans, a German and two Afghan interpreters who had been working with Christian charity the International Assistance Mission to provide eye care in remote villages.

Her blog posts reveal that she was driven by a desire to improve the lives of ordinary Afghans - and spread the word about their plight.

Read more at www.bbc.co.uk
 

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