Dr Rahma Targett has taken the scenic route to Australia, practising medicine in some fascinating places along the way.
She’d had extensive experience managing emergencies in challenging conditions, but when a helicopter went down
in the war-torn Darfur region
of Sudan, Dr Rahma Targett needed to find something more.
A group of internally displaced people were being transferred to El Fasher, the town where Targett – who oversaw four medical clinics in different states in Darfur – was based. When the chopper crashed, Targett and her colleagues didn’t think twice, and headed to the scene without security and not knowing what awaited them. Nearby aid workers dropped what they were doing to help and, under Targett’s guidance, the makeshift team made the best of an awful situation. One life was lost, but many were saved.
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