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Cholera diary

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  • Contributor: Brookes, Chris

    Joelle Pouliot was a nurse with a comfortable life in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Then she volunteered for a 6-week stint with Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders. She arranged a temporary leave-of-absence from her government job, and packed her bag. She found herself headed to Uganda - a country where there is one doctor for every 25,000 people, where the average life expectancy is 41 years. 3 out of 5 Ugandans don’t have access to clean drinking water. Cholera spreads through contaminated water. Joelle Pouliot was on her way to fight a cholera epidemic. Packed in with the syringes and antibiotics in her bag was a small tape recorder for keeping an audio diary of her experience. This is that diary.

    Original Publisher: St. John's, Newfoundland, Battery Radio
    Language(s): English
    Collection(s)/Series: Battery Radio Documentaries