A Future Worth Having – Nouria Salehi and AADO in Afghanistan by Sally Morrison was launched recently by former MP and Speaker in the House of Reps, Anna Burke. Sally and Anna are great supporters and friends of AADO.
The book is a compilation by Sally Morrison from her own and other writing to celebrate the extraordinary life of Dr Nouria Salehi on the award of her AM this year. The book starts with a brief history of tumultuous Afghanistan, maps Nouria’s emergence as very talented student and PhD in nuclear physics in medicine in France and, her return to Kabul and eventual journey to Australia to join her brother Aziz. She was signed up to work at the Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Dept of Nuclear Medicine almost immediately but, since they had no money to pay her, she worked 3 years in this role as a volunteer!
It also maps the beginnings of AADO and Nouria’s enormous commitment to her people, particularly the women of Afghanistan. It’s a great read! The book is unfortunately sold out and no longer available.