Purple Hands - A Kiwi Nurse-Midwifés Response in Times of Crisis

Author(s): Barbara Walker


"What is life like for aid workers who gather from around the world so serve refugees who have fled their homes due to famine, political unrest, and disasters? Kiwi nurse-midwife, Barbara Walker - who spent 20 years working for international aid agencies - shares her dramatic, heart-rending, and inspiring stories of the situations she faced and the people she sought to help. From the Sakeo One Refugee Camp in Thailand, where she cared for those fleeing Pol Pot's regime in Cambodia in a make-shift bamboo-framed field hospital to her last placement in Mozambique that ended due to a death threat, Barbara's Christian faith gave her strength and kept her focussed. We also learn of Barbara's early life in New Zealand, and her later call to ordained ministry as a chaplain when she returned after serving overseas. Barbara hopes that her story will inspire and encourage all who read it to think outside the square and seek to make a difference in the world in which we all live"--Page 4 of cover.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781988572420
  • : Philip Garside Publishing, Limited
  • : Philip Garside Publishing, Limited
  • : January 2020
  • : 23.00 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Barbara Walker
  • : paperback
  • : en
  • : near fine
  • : 205