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MSF medic Dr Josine Blanksma worked in Baraka hospital in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (#DRC) for eight months. During her time there, Josine treated hundreds of patients for #malaria, a parasitic infection that can be particularly fatal in #children. Read her description of what it was like treating her young patients for the disease. Pictured are #mothers and children in the paediatric ward in Baraka hospital © Jeroen Oerlemans/AZG

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Viola Irene Desmond (née Davis), businesswoman, civil libertarian (born 6 July 1914 in Halifax, NS; died 7 February 1965 in New York, NY). Viola Desmond built a career as a beautician and was a mentor to young Black women in Nova Scotia through her Desmond School of Beauty Culture. It is, however, the story of her courageous refusal to accept an act of racial discrimination that provided inspiration to a later generation of Black persons in Nova Scotia and in the rest of Canada.

A study published by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in January 2008 said that 5.4 million...