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Dr. Gino Strada, War Surgeon, Dies at 73

HeadlineAug 19, 2021

The acclaimed Italian surgeon Dr. Gino Strada has died at the age of 73. Strada was the founder of the medical aid group Emergency, which provides assistance to civilian victims of war. He worked in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Rwanda and other countries. In 2015, he won the Right Livelihood Award.

Dr. Gino Strada: “War, just like deadly diseases, has to be prevented and cured. Violence is not the right medicine: It does not cure the disease; it kills the patient. The abolition of war is the first indispensable step in this direction.”

Click here to see our 2005 interview with Dr. Gino Strada.

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