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Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders

by Dan Bortolotti
     
 

ISBN-10: 1552978656

ISBN-13: 9781552978658

Pub. Date: 10/02/2004

Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited

Doctors Without Borders was created in 1971 by a handful of French doctors. Some four decades later, MSF has medical projects in more than 65 countries, a Nobel Peace Prize and a reputation as "the most important humanitarian NGO in the world."

Dan Bortolotti visited MSF doctors, nurses and nonmedical staff in Angola, on the volatile Afghanistan-Pakistan border

Overview

Doctors Without Borders was created in 1971 by a handful of French doctors. Some four decades later, MSF has medical projects in more than 65 countries, a Nobel Peace Prize and a reputation as "the most important humanitarian NGO in the world."

Dan Bortolotti visited MSF doctors, nurses and nonmedical staff in Angola, on the volatile Afghanistan-Pakistan border and in the slums of Haiti. He reveals the personal struggles and emotional highs and lows that characterize life and death in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552978658
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
10/02/2004
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Fixing Up the Humans 7

Chapter 1 Stand and Deliver 13

Chapter 2 Biafra and the Bumblebee 48

Chapter 3 We Don't Need Another Hero 75

Chapter 4 Doc in a Hard Place 102

Chapter 5 In the Yellow Desert 125

Chapter 6 Ugly Realities 147

Chapter 7 How the Other Half Dies 169

Chapter 8 Best Performance in a Supporting Role 202

Chapter 9 New Fridge Syndrome 222

Chapter 10 You Can't Stop a Genocide with Doctors 260

"Ours Is Not a Contented Action" 290

Author's Note 298

Notes on Sources 300

Glossary 314

Index 315

Credits 320

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