08/07/2015
Rony Brauman

Humanitarian medicine is intended for marginalized people, hit by a crisis or deprived of access to medical care. It is made up of a wide range of practices with few obvious connections between them. Some of them rely on specific know-how, built up through borrowing and innovation primarily over the last three decades, whilst others reflect a different way of using the knowledge we already have. This study helps us understand how the specificity of humanitarian medicine stems from real-life situations, more than from the medical act in itself.