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Claire Bertschinger has worked as an International Red Cross nurse in many countries across the world including Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Kenya. She now works at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In 1985 she was awarded the British Medal for courage and determination in the face of adversity and, in 1991, the prestigious Florence Nightingale Medal for those who have distinguished themselves in times of peace and war.

Moving Mountains Claire Bertschinger

Memoir by the International Red Cross nurse whose work during the famine in Ethiopia was first brought to the attention of the western world by the BBC’s Michael Buerk and which triggered Bob Geldof’s Live Aid.

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