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Hope in hell : inside the world of Doctors Without Borders

Author: Dan Bortolotti
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2004.
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Based on personal stories, this book reveals the human face of the most respected aid organization in the world. Founded by a rebellious group of French doctors in 1971, Doctors Without Borders sends more than 3,000 volunteers annually to conflict zones, refugee camps and anywhere else where medical care is needed.--[book cover]
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bortolotti, Dan.
Hope in hell.
Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2004
(OCoLC)607486312
Online version:
Bortolotti, Dan.
Hope in hell.
Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2004
(OCoLC)629844270
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Bortolotti
ISBN: 1552978656 9781552978658
OCLC Number: 57143949
Description: 304 p. : ill.
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".
Responsibility: Dan Bortolotti.
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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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