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How Aid Works podcast


Stories from the field 

Ever wanted an intimate chat with people who treat the wounded in wartime, fight epidemics and respond to disasters? Season three of our How Aid Works podcast continues to reveal secrets from the frontlines of aid. Get ready for a wild ride with larger-than-life, uplifting and occasionally tear-jerking stories. Pearls of wisdom are served for your listening pleasure, with humour and down-to-earth honesty.

If you've ever wondered how aid works, this is the show for you.

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Modern day Florence Nightingales - part 1

Three Florence Nightingale Medal recipients reveal what it means to follow in the footsteps of the woman who inspired the international Red Cross Movement. Cath Salmon shares a story of binding shattered limbs in a war field hospital, Ruth Jebb cares for a man who's wife was washed away in typhoon floods and Anne Carey talks about how local volunteers beat Ebola in West Africa.

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Modern day Florence Nightingales - part 2

Modern day Florence Nightingales explore the big questions in emergency health: how do you provide medical care with minimal equipment? How do you keep your cool when people are dying around you because there aren't enough doctors, nurses, medicines or time? Why are children still dying of hunger? How do field hospitals work?

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Navigating a cultural minefield

Imagine facing thousands of people needing shelter after an earthquake. Then imaging trying to coordinate shelter arrangements in three languages at once. Shelter specialist Leeanne Marshall shines a light on the challenges of delivering one of the fundamental necessities of life; a roof overhead.

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More intelligent aid

Is it time for more intelligent aid? Red Cross International Director, Peter Walton, reflects on his days in the field and how we can turn aid on its head; from using drones to help in disasters, to using local Pacific businesses to supply relief goods to their own communities.

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Fighting 18th century diseases in 2017

Why the hell does cholera still exist? Libby Bowell, who's been tackling preventable and horrifying diseases for several years, explains the perfect storm of conditions that come together to cause an epidemic.

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Need to jump back a step before you jump in? Feel free to check out our second season.

Meet the people who treat the wounded in war zones, organise shelter after earthquakes and run hospitals during epidemics.

Listen to season two here

Have you only just discovered this podcast? Feel free to check out our first season.

How do you stop an epidemic that's killed the local doctors? How do you solve a problem like 80,000 refugees and no toilets? Season one of How Aid Works takes you inside the crises that made the news, and the ones that didn't.

Listen to season one here

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