Emergencies Only: An Australian Nurse's Journey Through Natural Disasters, Civil Wars, Extreme Poverty and General Chaos
This is the memoir of an extraordinary Australian Nurse. Recently awarded the Florence Nightingale medal by the International Committee of the Red Cross for exceptional courage and devotion to victims of armed conflict and natural disasters, Amanda is a young Australian making big waves in the international aid world. Amanda started her career nursing in remote Aboriginal communities but later shifted her focus to public and emergency health. Working with the Australian Red Cross she currently lives in Geneva but works wherever a health epidemic explodes. Amanda has been on the ground after typhoons and tsunamis, amid famine and war in places as diverse as South Sudan, Banda Aceh and dealing with horror of Ebola the forefront of the Red Cross's response in West Africa. Her memoir is told with humour, empathy and a vivid eye for detail.
Amanda is an Australian emergency health advisor working internationally with the Red Cross. Amanda's current role is as Senior Officer in the Emergency Health Unit of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, based in Geneva.