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Fleeing the Mouth of the Shark

Fleeing the Mouth of the Shark

Jan 6, 2018-- Bill Dienst, MD, is a rural family and emergency room physician from north central Washington who has been volunteering for humanitarian medical missions since 1982, when he was a young man in medical school. His first experience profoundly changed his life and he was "hooked," he says, volunteering repeatedly for medical exchange programs in Veracruz, Mexico, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. Most recently, he served as the medical coordinator for Salaam Cultural Museum (SCM), a Seattle-based nonprofit conducting humanitarian and medical relief work with refugee populations in Jordan, Lebanon and Greece. In this interview with Moon Magazine, Dr. Dienst offers his unique perspective on the refugee crisis as well as some practical suggestions for how others might help. (3657 reads)


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