Presented by the
UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION
of the United States of America
SANTA BARBARA AND TRI-COUNTIES CHAPTER
“A Day in the Life of Doctors Without Borders in South Sudan”
Saturday, April 2
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. / Free
The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
21 W. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA
Dr. Jason Prystowsky, MD
Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician
UCSB grad and occasional Cottage Hospital ER doctor Jason Prytowsky worked nine months in southern Sudan for Doctors Without Borders.
Jason Prystowsky, a Danville, California native graduated from UCSB in 1998 and traveled to the war torn hinterlands of Sudan for his Medecins Sans Frontires (MSF) mission. After graduating from medical school at Northwestern in Chicago and doing his residency at Atlanta’s Emory University, Prystowsky worked throughout 2007 in Cottage Hospital’s emergency room – where he still does the occasional shift – and saved up money for his MSF journey by sleeping on people’s couches. Then, for the better part of 2008 and into 2009, Prystowsky spent nine months in southern Sudan, sleeping in a mud hut, listening to the frequent sound of AK-47 fire, and treating everything from gunshot wounds and hemorrhaging mothers to kids dying from tetanus and all ages struggling with tuberculosis.
Jason is a physician, trained in Emergency Medicine, who has been working overseas in Palestine and Sudan to bring humanitarian aid to those caught in the crossfire of conflict. He is a graduate of UCSB who has returned to Santa Barbara to teach and practice medicine. Please join us to hear his stories of survival and healing in war-ravaged South Sudan.
This event is presented by the United Nations Association of the United States of America, Santa Barbara and Tri-Counties Chapter, The Weidemann Foundation, Santa Barbara Association for UNESCO, Human Rights Group at UCSB, Global Humanitarian Photojournalists, Network for Africa, Coalition Against Gun Violence, Veterans for Peace, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and PAX 2100. Refreshments sponsored by Prospect Mortogage Senior Loan Officer Catherine Dishion.