Photographer:Unnicycles_MSF | Dr Unni Karunakara rides from Murud to Harnai, in Maharashtra, 9 December 2013 Photographer:Marie Fouquet | Dr Unni Karunakara @ Aurovelo in Auroville Photographer:Unnicycles_MSF | The press talks about it Photographer:Unnicycles_MSF | Delhi cycles for doctors without borders/medecins sans frontieres Photographer:Unnicycles_MSF | Day 25 - Firozpur Jhirka to Alwar- the new generation Photographer:Unnicycles_MSF | Dr Unni engaging with pilgrims on their way to Vaishnodevi Photographer:Unnicycles_MSF | Day 24 - a little break to watch beautiful colors of India
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Interview Dr Unni Karunakara MSF

We had the great pleasure to interview humanitarian Dr Unni Karunakara internationnal president of doctors without borders/medecins sans frontieres (2010-2013) directly from Aurovelo. After his medical studies Dr Unni wanted to practise medecine in a different way so he chose to learn public health which focuses more on preventing disease rather than just treating it. To him prevention is doctors responsability and that’s another reason why he joined doctors without borders/MSF in 1995, when he set up a tuberculosis control program in Ethiopia.

Dr Unni believes that it is important for medical professionnals as the people in general to be more aware of humanitarian action like MSF movement this is why he decided to cycle around india for more than 100 days, 10 states, 65 stops speaking to 10 medical colleges and created “Unnicycles”. With the students the idea is to share his experience so that they might want to join MSF to enrich their knowledge and heart as futur doctors through traveling, understanding different cultures, ways to cure and that there is no need to go so far as India needs a lot of help. He will come back to Auroville as he supposes aurovillians believe that people diserve to live a life of dignity and are aware of living a healthy life so sharing his exprerience would be enriching for doctors as everyone else here.
Every citizen has a role to play and can join MSF so spread the message around you as one small action multiplied creates a big action for the world.