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Hope in hell : inside the world of Doctors Without Borders

Bortolotti, Dan. (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library RA 390 .A2 B67 2010 30775305505423 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781554076345
  • ISBN: 155407634X
  • Physical Description: print
    320 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Updated 3rd ed.
  • Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. ; Firefly Books, c2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 300-313) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Fixing up the humans -- Stand and deliver -- Biafra and the bumblebee -- We don't need another hero -- Doc in a hard place -- In the yellow desert -- Ugly realities -- How the other half dies -- Best performance in a supporting role -- New fridge syndrome -- You can't stop a genocide with doctors -- "Ours is not a contented action."
Summary, etc.: An often harrowing account of the men and women who struggle to improve the lives of people in desperate need. The humanitarian organization, Doctors Without Borders (also known as Médecins Sans Frontières or MSF) delivers emergency aid to victims of armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and those who lack reliable health care. Each year, more than 2,500 volunteer doctors, nurses, and other professionals join locally-hired staff to provide medical aid in more than eighty countries. This book follows these volunteers as they risk their health and lives to treat patients in need. It also covers the raucous founding of Doctors Without Borders in 1971 as the first non-governmental organization to both provide emergency medical assistance and publicly bear witness to the plight of the populations they served. In 1999, the organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.--From publisher description.
Subject: Médecins sans frontières (Association)
Disaster medicine
War relief
Médecins sans frontières (Association)
Relief Work
Disaster Medicine
Voluntary Health Agencies
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