6 Oct, 16 | by BMJ
Long ago an MSF (Doctors Without Borders) poster transfixed one junior doctor. Me.
It was black and white. Two figures, photographed from behind, dominate the foreground: a poor black child, desperately malnourished and in need (yet another African war?), being led by a white man (a doctor maybe?) to a makeshift clinic that is but a grass hut. In the background, a black man in sandals with x-rays in a plastic bag tries to talk his way past another black man at the clinic entrance. We know that with his guardian our little black child will get past the gatekeeper.
It’s all here: a dangerous place, a boy in need, more…