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Human Rights

December 1, 2009

Human Rights

“I don’t care where you live or what your government is or what your religious beliefs are. You’re a human being, and that means, at a minimum, you need food, water, shelter, health care, freedom.”The end of the world is a place Ingrid Ford ’97 knows well. A graduate of PLU’s School of Nursing, she went on to work for Doctors Without Borders for six years, providing medicine to remote villages in Sudan, HIV/AIDS awareness to children in Kenya, even sanitation and health care to prisoners in the Ivory Coast. For Ford, it didn’t matter what her patients had done or what they believed. They were human. And thus, access to health care is a basic human right.

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