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The Resource Doctors without borders : humanitarian quests, impossible dreams of Médecins sans frontières, Renée C. Fox

Doctors without borders : humanitarian quests, impossible dreams of Médecins sans frontières, Renée C. Fox

Label
Doctors without borders : humanitarian quests, impossible dreams of Médecins sans frontières
Title
Doctors without borders
Title remainder
humanitarian quests, impossible dreams of Médecins sans frontières
Statement of responsibility
Renée C. Fox
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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...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." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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1928-2020
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Fox, Renée C.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA651
LC item number
.F652 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Médecins sans frontières (Association)
  • Médecins sans frontières (Association)
  • Médecins sans Frontières
  • Medical assistance, French
  • Humanitarian assistance, French
  • Epidemics
  • Epidemics
  • Humanitarian assistance, French
  • Medical assistance, French
Label
Doctors without borders : humanitarian quests, impossible dreams of Médecins sans frontières, Renée C. Fox
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Voices from the field -- Origins, schisms, crises -- "Nobel or rebel"? -- MSF Greece ostracized -- Return of MSF Greece -- La Mancha -- Struggling with HIV/AIDS -- In Khayelitsha -- A non-western "entity" is born -- Reaching out to the homeless and street children of Moscow, with Olga Shevchenko -- Confronting TB in Siberian prisons, with Olga Shevchenko
Control code
855779295
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9781421413549
Lccn
2013032122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)855779295
Label
Doctors without borders : humanitarian quests, impossible dreams of Médecins sans frontières, Renée C. Fox
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Voices from the field -- Origins, schisms, crises -- "Nobel or rebel"? -- MSF Greece ostracized -- Return of MSF Greece -- La Mancha -- Struggling with HIV/AIDS -- In Khayelitsha -- A non-western "entity" is born -- Reaching out to the homeless and street children of Moscow, with Olga Shevchenko -- Confronting TB in Siberian prisons, with Olga Shevchenko
Control code
855779295
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9781421413549
Lccn
2013032122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)855779295

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