Item description for Sweet Teeth and Loose Bowels: The Adventures of an International Aid Worker by S Gerber Michael...
As a relief to the sombre academic literature on issues related to developing countries in Africa and Asia, this book takes a critical but light-hearted look at the international aid industry. It follows the author's career from a youthful "do-gooder" in the Philippines to Director General of the Kenya based African Medical & Research Foundation (AMREF) and its renowned Flying Doctor Service. Topics covered include the Peace Corps, debt relief, the aid business, health, food and cultural practices, among many other subjects. Tales from Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Philippines, India and additional countries form the backdrop to this entertaining, critical and eye-opening book.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.14" Height: 1.1" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date May 18, 2007
Publisher Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN 1905886462 ISBN13 9781905886463
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In Lieu of Dinnertime Conversation: Fascinating Experiences and Important Reflections Sep 27, 2007
If you ever find yourself seated next to Mike Gerber at a dinner party, you should count yourself fortunate. You would soon be caught up in a series of true tales that span the globe and a lifetime of dedication to the pressing problems confronting the world's most disadvantaged persons. These fascinating tales would only be enhanced by an unrivalled storytelling ability coupled with a personality of genuine warmth and thoughtfulness.
If you never find yourself fortunate enough to be seated by Mike Gerber at a dinner party, this book is the next best thing. It reads like a conversation about a life lived well, and takes experiences interesting in their own right to the next level by reflecting on them and drawing important insights that should inform the actions and policies of those who are concerned about improving the plight of persons living in poverty in Africa and Asia. Sweet Teeth and Loose Bowels: The Adventures of an International Aid Worker is recommended reading.