International Collaboration Creating Innovative Solutions
Physicians For Peace’s Mary Kwasniewski, Senior Programs Director, presented at the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) - World Congress 2013, September 19 and 20 in Florida. Mary first presented on "Responsibility in Humanitarian Action: Upholding the Code of Conduct for International Non-Governmental Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Mobility Assistance" on the 19th as part of a panel. The code of conduct for international non-governmental prosthetics, orthotics, and mobility assistance, developed by...read more
Written by: Staff
From the Field: Bogotá, Colombia
Written by: Lisa Davenport, PFP Staff Correspondent
Imagine acid thrown on your face, experiencing the horror, only then to have you own child reject you.
One look at his disfigured Mother’s face and the 3 year old little boy screamed, “That’s not my Mommy, that’s a monster.” This is exactly what happened to Viviana of Bogotá, Colombia along with many other women that we met who were the victims of acid attacks during our burn care training outreach at Simon Bolivar Hospital that included 88 interdisciplinary trainees...read more