This film is about the role and impact of compassion in global health. Although compassion is a core value and a fundamental source of inspiration and motivation for those working in the field, this is rarely acknowledged or discussed in global health organizations, training programs, or conferences. Consequently, the potential of compassion in global health is limited, especially since the field is influenced by factors other than compassion. These include, among others, commercial, institutional and political interests; the need to justify global health programs in economic terms; the challenge of “seeing the faces” when working to improve health of entire populations; and an assumption that scientific and clinical competency is incompatible with compassionate emotion.
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