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Hope in hell : inside the world of Doctors Without Borders

Author: Dan Bortolotti
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. ; Firefly Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Updated 3rd edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Bortolotti
ISBN: 9781554076345 155407634X
OCLC Number: 670250184
Description: 320 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Contents: 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."
Responsibility: Dan Bortolotti.
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A portrait of a renowned Nobel-winning humanitarian organization, revealing how Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) provides immediate and outstanding medical care.  Read more...

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(about the first edition) Comprehensive picture of the essence of volunteerism.--Amanda Walters"The Lancet" (09/04/2004)

 
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