Maureen Ann Orr, FNP, MSN, CTMCH; and Robert Allan Linden, MD, FACP, DTMH
Monday, October 17, 2022,
ASA Koffler Great Room
Nurse practitioner Maureen Orr and internist Dr. Bob Linden practiced in rural Colorado for over twenty-five years, providing primary care, hospitalist coverage, and hospice care while working in a Community Health Center. With career and family goals taken care of, they embarked on their life-long plan of doing humanitarian work for people in dire need of basic health care.
From 2005 to 2013, they completed five overseas assignments, first with International Medical Corps (IMC) and the rest with Médecins sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF/DWB):
*Tsunami relief and reconstruction in Sumatra, Indonesia
*Refugee emergency care in Darfur, Sudan
*Decentralized HIV care in rural Uganda, where they started a new refugee camp.
*Drug-resistant TB care in the old Soviet state of Abkahzia (Georgia)
*Post-war reconstruction of health care on Bougainville Island,
Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands.
And along the way, Mo and Bob attended the University of Liverpool and received Diplomas in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. An important part of their work was to advocate for some of the world’s most unfortunate people injured by floods, wars and lack of medical care, and help them deal with the day-to-day struggle to survive in the face of overwhelming adversity. Bob and Mo have lived in Academy Village since April 2022.
Preview by Maureen Orr and Robert Linden