Doctors Beyond Borders

Author: Laurence Monnais
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442629614
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Doctors beyond Borders provides an essential historical perspective on the transnational migration of health care practitioners.

Doctors Without Borders

Author: Renée C. Fox
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 142141354X
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This study of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) casts new light on the organization’s founding principles, distinctive culture, and inner struggles to realize more fully its “without borders” transnational vision. Pioneering medical sociologist Renée C. Fox spent nearly twenty years conducting extensive ethnographic research within MSF, a private international medical humanitarian organization that was created in 1971 and awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1999. With unprecedented access, Fox attended MSF meetings and observed doctors and other workers in the field. She interviewed MSF members and participants and analyzed the content of such documents as communications between MSF staff members within the offices of its various headquarters, communications between headquarters and the field, and transcripts of internal group discussions and meetings. Fox weaves these threads of information into a rich tapestry of the MSF experience that reveals the dual perspectives of an insider and an observer. The book begins with moving, detailed accounts from the blogs of women and men working for MSF in the field. From there, Fox chronicles the organization’s early history and development, paying special attention to its struggles during the first decades of its existence to clarify and implement its principles. The core of the book is centered on her observations in the field of MSF’s efforts to combat a rampant epidemic of HIV/AIDS in postapartheid South Africa and the organization’s response to two challenges in postsocialist Russia: an enormous surge in homelessness on the streets of Moscow and a massive epidemic of tuberculosis in the penal colonies of Siberia. Fox’s accounts of these crises exemplify MSF’s struggles to provide for thousands of people in need when both the populations and the aid workers are in danger. Enriched by vivid photographs of MSF operations and by ironic, self-critical cartoons drawn by a member of the Communications Department of MSF France, Doctors Without Borders highlights the bold mission of the renowned international humanitarian organization even as it demonstrates the intrinsic dilemmas of humanitarian action.

Hope In Hell

Author: Dan Bortolotti
Editor: Buffalo, N.Y. ; Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books
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A look at the Nobel Peace Prize-winning independent medical humanitarian organization that sends more than three thousand volunteers annually to the most desperate and dangerous conflict zones and refugee camps.

Doctors Without Borders

Author: Anastasia Suen
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780823960026
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Discusses the organization Doctors Without Borders, describing how professionals in the medical field help sick and injured people during times of war and disaster.

Doctors Without Borders

Author: Ann Parry
Editor: Chelsea House Pub
ISBN: 9780791088173
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Introduces Doctors without Borders, also known as Mâedecins sans frontiáeres, providing information about its history, past and current campaigns, its values, and the people who work and volunteer for the group.

Doctors Without Borders

Author: Ann Parry
Editor: Macmillan Education AU
ISBN: 9780732997380
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A look at well-known humanitarian organisations around the world and how they strive to help those in need.

Doctors Without Borders In Ethiopia

Author: Nyla Jo Jones Hubbard
Editor: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 0875868525
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Annotation. Naturalists as well as volunteer workers and medical professionals will enjoy the warm and personal tale of one woman's experiences in the scorching climate and the heart-melting expressions of humanity at this tent hospital in Ethiopia. This book describes the function of a Doctors Without Borders program at the ground level, at the TB mission they established in eastern Ethiopia during 2001. The culture of the Afar people is part of the story as well as the physical surroundings of the mission including the birds and animals of the desert setting. It is also a story about relationships and how like a family a vastly different group of people from all over the world can become when they all share a life of physical hardship but enormous reward. Setting up a hospital and lab in the desert, and battling daily on behalf of people ill with TB, malaria and other tropical diseases, the invaluable organization of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) succeeds against enormous odds. Their success proves what a collection of individuals can do with the skills at hand to make the world a better place - and enjoy the process. The team concept, so vital to the mission concept, comes alive in the author's depiction of the scene at Gahla. The culture of the migratory Afar people, with their fierce reputation and teeth filed to points, and the city lifestyle in Ethiopia's capital Addis are explored. As an avid birder, the author also includes descriptions of the exotic birds, animals and insects of this part of the Rift Valley with its searing heat and volcanic vents. Geologists suggest that one day the entire Afar Triangle may give way in a tectonic shift to become the new Afar Sea. Until then, it is home to a wide range of wonderfully resourceful people and colorful fauna that enliven this "impossibly" hot, dry land. The World Trade Center disaster took place one week after the author's return from a Muslim part of the world and the outpouring of compassionate correspondence she received from the people whom she had just left tells volumes about why we must not tar all Muslims with the brush of terrorism.

Life In Crisis

Author: Peter Redfield
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520274849
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Parts of the chapters were published previously.

Healing Our World

Author: David Morley
Editor: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited
ISBN: 9781554550500
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Provides detailed information about Doctors without Borders and describes how the people who work and volunteer for the group help sick and injured people during times of war and disaster.

Touched By Fire

Author: Elliott Leyton
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 1551995891
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When the rapes and massacres, the plagues, the famines, the floods, or the droughts erupt in far-off places, the world stands still. MSF does not. They are the “smoke jumpers” among international aid organizations. While others are often stymied or delayed by bureaucratic red tape, the men and women of Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières or MSF) move in. They provide food and clean water. They dig latrines. They set up first-aid stations and field hospitals. They treat all-comers according to need. Often they are the last to remain in situations abandoned by others as too dangerous. The risks they take are moral and ethical as well as mortal. They are acutely aware that giving aid is controversial. Does it really do any good to save a child from murder one day when it will probably starve in the weeks ahead? Is it appropriate to bring expensive western medicine into a country that, in the long run, can’t afford it? Should relief be given to civilians who are being starved on purpose, as part of a cynical political game, by a local warlord? Elliot Leyton and Greg Locke saw something of the implications of these and other questions when they travelled to Rwanda in the fall of 1996. There they found themselves plunged into a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions. Hundreds of thousands of people were on the move. Armed militias and hostile armies lurked in the background. Mass starvation, plague, and an eruption into civil or criminal violence were immediate possibilities. The two Canadians, one an internationally recognized expert on the psychology of killing, the other an experienced photo-journalist, had a rare opportunity to observe MSF in action at a time when the stress was enormous and its resources were stretched to the limit. They watched and listened, to the perpetrators of violence and their victims, to the survivors and those who gave them assistance, and, above all, to the people of MSF who dedicate themselves to saving lives because, in the words of one MSFer: “The world can afford a humanitarian ideal.” The result of Leyton and Locke’s research is an extraordinary written and visual record of small miracles performed in the midst of catastrophe.

Doctors Without Borders

Author: Katie Marsico
Editor: Cherry Lake
ISBN: 1631881132
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Doctors Without Borders is a very important international organization. Around the world this agency's volunteers and staff are working to provide urgent medical care, immunizations and treat disease outbreaks. Have you ever wondered how this important work gets done? How do organizations like Doctors Without Borders help? What kinds of problems do they have to solve? Read How Do They Help? Doctors Without Borders to learn more about many people who help in your community and around the world.

Doctor Without Borders Portrait Of Carlo Urbani

Author: Lucia Bellaspiga
Editor: Ainosco Press
ISBN: 986628672X
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Carlo Urbani was an infective disease specialist with a beaming career, one of the most experienced in the world. He has received the Nobel Peace Prize as a national president of Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, MSF). On March 29, Urbani, ironically as the very first doctor discovering Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), was killed by the mysterious virus in a remote hospital of the Far East. Doctor Without Borders: Portrait of Carlo Urbani documents his remarkable life stories by including contents of manuscripts, interviews, and letters, in an attempt to honor Urbani’s memories in every way possible.

Book Review Doctors Without Borders Humanitarian Quests Impossible Dreams Of M Dicins Sans Fronti Res By R C Fox

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Doctors Without Borders

Author: Adriana D. Kugler
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Doctors Without Borders

Author: Wendy Zi Wei Teo
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World In Crisis

Author: Eve Porter
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415153782
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World in Crisis - describing the plight of refugees & civilians caught up in war zones in both First & Third Worlds, Gypsies, the homeless, & AIDS/HIV groups - highlights what can be done to alleviate human suffering in the future.

Affliction

Author: Doctors without Borders
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The Ebola outbreak in West Africa seen through the eyes of the local populations, village officials, aid workers, the sick and those who recovered. It is a story of fear and frustration, of stigma and disbelief, of grief but also of immense joy and courage.

The Dphotographer

Author: Emmanuel Guibert
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781596433755
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In graphic novel format looks at the work of Doctors without Borders as seen through the eyes of a photojournalist who accompanied the group through war-torn Afghanistan.

Rebel Without Borders

Author: Marc Vachon
Editor: ECW Press
ISBN: 1554902967
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From reverse engineering to phonetic modifications, this innovative anthology reveals surprising meaning behind familiar subject matter. Through the Bible and other cultural narratives, the featured verse conducts numerous intriguing lyrical experiments, making this compendium a welcome addition to any collection of poetry.

Doctors Beyond Borders

Author: Georgie Tyler
Editor: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 0857991132
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She's about to find out that nothing is fair when it comes to war, except, the healing power of love. When Ariadne Tate takes a deployment to Sudan with a medical aid organisation, romance is the last thing on her mind...but Dr Ford Gosden puts a glitch in her plans. Too damn attractive for his own good and a thoroughly nice guy, Ford slowly seeps under Ariadne's skin. But Sudan is not a stable place to form a relationship, and as political tension escalates in the region, Ariadne has no choice but to focus on her job and her safety. Under the protection of a UN convoy, she heads out into the war–torn countryside – and the unthinkable happens. Captured and held hostage by a renegade with no chance of escape, Ariadne's hope for a new life with the man she loves begins to fade and the fight for her life begins.