Rural Heroes

The “Rural Heroes Project” arose in 2015 out of a desire to celebrate the stories of people who have inspired us, whose work has had significant impact on our countries’ or even global health, and who have come from or worked in rural communities around the world.

At the WONCA World Rural Health Conference in Dubrovnik we made the first presentations of stories of some of your rural heroes. The “heroes tale” in literature is one that includes a number of elements – usually the hero begins in humble circumstances, they have a call to adventure, receive help from others, suffer disaster and decent to an abyss, but recover and develop strength, then return home, changed in some way and with a gift or additional skills that can help.

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