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Hope in hell : inside the the world of Doctors Without Borders

Author: Dan Bortolotti
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. ; Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gripping accounts of medical workers who volunteer to serve in some of the world's most dangerous hotspots. The humanitarian organization, Doctors Without Borders, (also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Bortolotti
ISBN: 1552978656 9781552978658
OCLC Number: 183351210
Description: 303 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Fixing Up the Humans --
Under the Angolan Sun --
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."
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Gripping accounts of medical workers who volunteer to serve in some of the world's most dangerous hotspots.  Read more...

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All in all, I found Hope in Hell to be a nicely balanced book about this type of work/volunteerism that I've been curious about for years.--Norm Rooker"Emergency Medical Services Magazine" Read more...

 
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