Hope in Hell

Hope in hell : inside the world of Doctors without Borders / Dan Bortolotti. — Ist ed. [304] p. : col. photos. ; cm. Includes index. Summary: Account of the experiences of individual medical professionals who work for Doctors without ...

Hope in Hell

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.

Hope in Hell

Praise for the second edition: "Direct and evocative, this well-written book pushes readers to the edge of a world of grueling realities not known by most Americans.

Hope in Hell

More fascinating and harrowing accounts of the volunteer professionals who risk their lives to help those in desperate need. Praise for the second edition: "Direct and evocative, this well-written book pushes readers to the edge of a world of grueling realities not known by most Americans." -- Choice Doctors Without Borders (aka Medecins Sans Frontieres, or MSF) was founded in 1971 by rebellious French doctors. It is arguably the most respected humanitarian organization in the world, delivering emergency aid to victims of armed conflict, epidemics and natural disasters as well as to many others who lack reliable health care. Dan Bortolotti follows the volunteers at the forefront of this organization and its work, who daily risk their lives to perform surgery, establish or rehabilitate hospitals and clinics, run nutrition and sanitation programs, and train local medical personnel. These volunteer professionals: Perform emergency surgery in war-torn regions of Africa, Asia and elsewhere Treat the homeless in the streets of Europe Honor cultural customs and understand societal differences that affect health care Witness and report the genocidal atrocities so often missed by mainstream media This new and revised third edition includes updates and new inside stories from recent relief operations, and it covers changes within the organization, such as its new emphasis on nutrition. There are also many new and revealing color photographs and insights gained from the author's 2009 trip to Haiti, where he found three different arms of MSF operating in dire conditions. Hope in Hell is a widely acclaimed portrait of a renowned Nobel-winning humanitarian organization, revealing how Doctors Without Borders provides immediate and outstanding medical care.

Idealism beyond Borders

180 182 183 185 10 Xavier Emmanuelli, 'L'âge de raison', Bulletin MSF 2 (April 1979): 8. ... 3 Dan Bortolotti, Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders (Ontario; New York: Firefly Books, 2004), p. 15.

Idealism beyond Borders

This is a major new account of how modern humanitarian action was shaped by transformations in the French intellectual and political landscape from the 1950s to the 1980s. Eleanor Davey reveals how radical left third-worldism was displaced by the 'sans-frontiériste' movement as the dominant way of approaching suffering in what was then called the third world. Third-worldism regarded these regions as the motor for international revolution, but revolutionary zeal disintegrated as a number of its regimes took on violent and dictatorial forms. Instead, the radical humanitarianism of the 'sans-frontiériste' movement pioneered by Médecins Sans Frontières emerged as an alternative model for international aid. Covering a period of major international upheavals and domestic change in France, Davey demonstrates the importance of memories of the Second World War in political activism and humanitarian action, and underlines the powerful legacies of Cold War politics for international affairs since the fall of the Iron Curtain.

Human Rights Discourse in a Global Network

An analysis of two key efforts by MSF at public self-representation—(1) its 1999 Nobel Peace Prize Lecture, ... 26 See, for example, Dan Bortolotti, Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders (New York: Firefly Books, ...

Human Rights Discourse in a Global Network

In her innovative study of human rights discourse, Lena Khor takes up the prevailing concern by scholars who charge that the globalization of human rights discourse is becoming yet another form of cultural, legal, and political imperialism imposed from above by an international human rights regime based in the Global North. To counter these charges, she argues for a paradigmatic shift away from human rights as a hegemonic, immutable, and ill-defined entity toward one that recognizes human rights as a social construct comprised of language and of language use. She proposes a new theoretical framework based on a global discourse network of human rights, supporting her model with case studies that examine the words and actions of witnesses to genocide (Paul Rusesabagina) and humanitarian organizations (Doctors Without Borders). She also analyzes the language of texts such as Michael Ondaatje's Anil's Ghost. Khor's idea of a globally networked structure of human rights discourse enables actors (textual and human) who tap into or are linked into this rapidly globalizing system of networks to increase their power as speaking subjects and, in so doing, to influence the range of acceptable meanings and practices of human rights in the cultural sphere. Khor’s book is a unique and important contribution to the study of human rights in the humanities that revitalizes viable notions of agency and liberatory network power in fields that have been dominated by negative visions of human capacity and moral action.

Above the Fray

Dan Bortolotti, Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors without Borders (Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2004), 13. Elliott Leyton, Touched by Fire: Doctors without Borders in a Third World Crisis (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Inc., ...

Above the Fray

From Lake Chad to Iraq, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) provide relief around the globe, and their scope is growing every year. Policy makers and activists often assume that humanitarian aid is best provided by these organizations, which are generally seen as impartial and neutral. In Above the Fray, Shai M. Dromi investigates why the international community overwhelmingly trusts humanitarian NGOs by looking at the historical development of their culture. With a particular focus on the Red Cross, Dromi reveals that NGOs arose because of the efforts of orthodox Calvinists, demonstrating for the first time the origins of the unusual moral culture that has supported NGOs for the past 150 years. Drawing on archival research, Dromi traces the genesis of the Red Cross to a Calvinist movement working in mid-nineteenth-century Geneva. He shows how global humanitarian policies emerged from the Red Cross founding members’ faith that an international volunteer program not beholden to the state was the only ethical way to provide relief to victims of armed conflict. By illustrating how Calvinism shaped the humanitarian field, Dromi argues for the key role belief systems play in establishing social fields and institutions. Ultimately, Dromi shows the immeasurable social good that NGOs have achieved, but also points to their limitations and suggests that alternative models of humanitarian relief need to be considered.

Disrupting Higher Education Curriculum

Hope in hell: Inside the world of doctors without borders (3rd ed.). Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books. Bruner, J. (1960). The process of education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Buchholz, L. (2015, September 15).

Disrupting Higher Education Curriculum

Discomfort with the inappropriateness of university curricula has met with increasing calls for disruptive actions to revitalise higher education. This book, conceived to envision an alternative emancipatory curriculum, explores the historical, ideological, philosophical and theoretical domains of higher education curricula. The authors acknowledge that universities have been and continue to be complicit in perpetuating cognitive damage through symbolic violence associated with indifference to the pernicious effects of race categorisation, gender inequalities, poverty, rising unemployment and cultural hegemony, as they continue to frame curricula, cultures and practices. The book contemplates the project of undoing cognitive damage, offering glimpses to redesign curriculum in the 21st century. The contributors, international scholars, emergent and expert researchers, include different nationalities, orientations and positionalities, constituting an interdisciplinary ensemble which collectively provides a rich commentary on higher education curriculum as we know it and where we think it could be in the future. The edited volume is a catalytic tool for disrupting canonised rituals of practice in higher education. “It has been a while since a scholarly book, so authoritative in its claims and innovative in its concepts, threatens to shake up the curriculum field at its foundations. Rich in metaphor and meaning, the superbly written chapters challenge a field that once more became moribund as we settled (sic) far too comfortably into accepting handed-down frames and fictions about knowledge, authority, power and agency that imprint ‘cognitive damage’ on those forced to the margins of schools and universities. Disrupting Higher Education Curriculum demonstrates, however, that it is in fact from those margins of the education enterprise that academics, teachers and learners can see more clearly how patterns of thought and action hold us back from placing and experiencing our African humanity at the centre of the curriculum.” – Jonathan Jansen, Rector and Vice Chancellor of the University of the Free State, South Africa

Peace 1996 2000

By Doctors Without Borders/ Medians Sans Frontieres {MSF) See <http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org> for current information and ... Hope in Hell. Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders, Richmond Hill, Ontario: Firefly Books, 2004.

Peace 1996 2000

In addition to the presentation speeches and the Nobel lectures, these volumes also provide brief biographies and the Nobel laureates' own accounts of their many years of preparation and effort that led to their achievements.The last decade of the twentieth century is already proving to be as dramatic as any decade before. The chances of global peace seem stronger now than at any time since 1900 and the people and organizations that have contributed most towards this progress are recognized by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. The Nobel Peace prizewinners during the period 1996 - 2000 include men, women and organizations whose principles, dedication and diligence continue to shape history.Below is a list of the prizewinners during the period 1996 - 2000.(1996) C F X BELO & J RAMOS-HORTA ? for their work towards a just and peaceful solution to the conflict in East Timor; (1997) INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO BAN LANDMINES (ICBL) & J WILLIAMS ? for their work for the banning and cleaning of anti-personnel mines; (1998) J HUME & D TRIMBLE ? for their efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Northern Ireland; (1999) DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS ? in recognition of the organization's pioneering humanitarian work on several continents; (2000) D J KIM ? for his work for democracy and human rights in South Korea and in East Asia in general, and for peace and reconciliation with North Korea in particular.

Natural Hazards and Disasters From Avalanches and Climate Change to Water Spouts and Wildfires 2 volumes

Additionally, MSF does not always accept funding from external sources. For instance, it rejected funding from the ... Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders. Richmond Hill, ON, Canada: Firefly Books. de Deus, S., ...

Natural Hazards and Disasters  From Avalanches and Climate Change to Water Spouts and Wildfires  2 volumes

This two-volume encyclopedia provides the science behind heart-pumping geophysical hazards such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, cyclones, and floods, as well as authoritative entries on notable natural disasters around the world and the agencies that help victims of them. Natural Hazards and Disasters explores the sometimes harsh effects of nature on human life. Covering both human and physical factors of disasters, the book discusses the physical science behind specific types of hazards and disasters—such as blizzards and tsunamis—their affect on human life, how damage is mitigated or prevented, recovery and reconstruction, and any research and technology currently being used for managing or even eliminate the hazards. Written by experts in the field, the book also explores a variety of extreme events from around the world, including the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake (New Zealand), the 2017–2018 Thomas Fire (U.S.), and the 2018 Kerala Flood (India). Spotlights throughout the book highlight the world's major international and nonprofit aid agencies, like the Salvation Army and Oxfam, that assist disaster victims. Provides thorough coverage of the human and physical factors of 25 natural hazards and disasters, from the causes and physical structure of a disaster to the damage they cause to societies, to the technology used to mitigate destruction and eliminate loss of life Examines 75 historic disasters from around the world, their causes, preparedness efforts, warning and evacuation, impact, response and relief efforts, and recovery and reconstruction Provides authoritative content clear to the casual reader and students alike, reflecting the knowledge of hazards experts

Global Health in the 21st Century

Dan Bortolotti, Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders (Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2004): 14. Renée Fox, “Medical Humanitarianism and Human Rights: Reflections on Doctors Without Borders and Doctors of the World,” ...

Global Health in the 21st Century

Perhaps no other public policy issue has greater potential to affect some of the most significant economic, political, social, and ethical changes of the 21st century than global health. In this book, a scholar/physician team authors a comprehensive introduction to global health issues and emphasises the potential of public health intervention to improve the longevity and quality of human life across the globe. The authors have lived and worked in Africa as well as in medically underserved areas of the United States, so they write with firsthand experience and authority. Using themes of interconnectedness, globalisation, and united concern from citizens, this book encourages readers to consider the role that they might play as engaged citizens in taking on the global public health challenges of the 21st century including everything from AIDs and flu to tobacco, obesity, and threats in conflict zones.

Modern Genocide The Definitive Resource and Document Collection 4 volumes

While there, he also worked as research director at the Doctors without Borders Foundation, helping to raise funds to continue the work for the organization to which he had ... Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders.

Modern Genocide  The Definitive Resource and Document Collection  4 volumes

This massive, four-volume work provides students with a close examination of 10 modern genocides enhanced by documents and introductions that provide additional historical and contemporary context for learning about and understanding these tragic events. • Provides a comprehensive examination of 10 modern genocides together in a single reference work, written by experts to be easily readable by advanced high school, undergraduate, and graduate students • Includes a collection of documents with each genocide section that also contains appropriate introductions to set the historical and contemporary context • Addresses not only the sobering reality of these different modern genocides but the pervasive, long-term consequences and impact on the communities affected by them • Supplies Analyze sections that allow for critical thinking while providing readers with insight into some of the most controversial and significant issues involving genocide • Serves as a gateway to further explorations regarding questions on genocide prevention, intervention, and the delivery of humanitarian aid

Guardians of Public Value

Hope in Hell. Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders. New York: Firefly. Calhoun, C. (2008). The imperative to reduce suffering: ... MSF's principles and identity—The challenges ahead (MSF Activity Report 2004–2005, pp. 6–8).

Guardians of Public Value

This open access book presents case studies of twelve organisations which the public have come to view as institutions. From the BBC to Doctors Without Borders, from the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra to CERN, this volume examines how some organisations rise to prominence and remain in high public esteem through changing and challenging times. It builds upon the scholarly tradition of institutional scholarship pioneered by Philip Selznick, and highlights common themes in the stories of these highly diverse organizations; demonstrating how leadership, learning, and luck all play a role in becoming and remaining an institution. This case study format makes this volume ideal for classroom use and practitioners alike. In an era where public institutions are increasingly under threat, this volume offers concrete lessons for contemporary organisation leaders. Arjen Boin is Professor of Public Institutions and Governance at the Department of Political Science, Leiden University, Netherlands. Paul 't Hart is Professor of Public Administration at the Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht University, Netherlands. Lauren A. Fahy is a PhD Fellow at the Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht University, Netherlands.

The Cosmopolitan Potential of Exclusive Associations

locate expressions of cosmopolitanism in associations without requiring the entire association serve as an example of ... Dan Bortolotti, Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders (Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2004), 65.

The Cosmopolitan Potential of Exclusive Associations

This book assesses to what extent transnational non-state associations help to cultivate greater respect for the moral equality of all humans and to build transnational communities. It shows that such cosmopolitan ideals can arise from unexpected places in our world without the self-conscious intention of advancing a common human community.

Global Cardiac Surgery Capacity Development in Low and Middle Income Countries

Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors without Borders. J Natl Med Assoc. ... Accessed December 16, 2020. https://www.jhupressblog.com/2014/04/28/doctorswithout-borders-in-action/ 27. international-activity-report-2019.pdf.

Global Cardiac Surgery Capacity Development in Low and Middle Income Countries

This book provides a focused resource on how cardiac surgery capacity can be developed and how it assists in the sustainable development and strengthening of associated health systems. Background is provided on the extent of the problems that are experienced in many nations with suggestions for how suitable frameworks can be developed to improve cardiac healthcare provision. Relevant aspects of governance, financial modelling and disease surveillance are all covered. Guidance is also given on how to found and nurture cardiac surgery curriculum and residency programs. Global Cardiac Surgery Capacity Development in Low and Middle Income Countries provides a practically applicable resource on how to treat cardiac patients with limited resources. It identifies the key challenges and presents strategies on how these can be managed, therefore making it a critical tool for those involved in this field.

Humanitarianism in Question

... Médecins Sans Frontières: La biographie (Paris: Fayard, 2004); for a portrait in English including more on the Dutch section, see Dan Bortolotti, Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders (Buffalo: Firefly Books, ...

Humanitarianism in Question

Years of tremendous growth in response to complex emergencies have left a mark on the humanitarian sector. Various matters that once seemed settled are now subjects of intense debate. What is humanitarianism? Is it limited to the provision of relief to victims of conflict, or does it include broader objectives such as human rights, democracy promotion, development, and peacebuilding? For much of the last century, the principles of humanitarianism were guided by neutrality, impartiality, and independence. More recently, some humanitarian organizations have begun to relax these tenets. The recognition that humanitarian action can lead to negative consequences has forced humanitarian organizations to measure their effectiveness, to reflect on their ethical positions, and to consider not only the values that motivate their actions but also the consequences of those actions. In the indispensable Humanitarianism in Question, Michael Barnett and Thomas G. Weiss bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines to address the humanitarian identity crisis, including humanitarianism's relationship to accountability, great powers, privatization and corporate philanthropy, warlords, and the ethical evaluations that inform life-and-death decision making during and after emergencies.

Human Rights in Crisis

me) that no drug could reverse the neural damage now, and so this patient was beyond the reach of cure. ... Bortolotti, Dan (2004), Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders, Buffalo: Firefly Books.

Human Rights in Crisis

This volume expands our understanding of the pursuit of human rights during the era of the War on Terror. The threat to human rights both in the United States and among detainees in US-governed detention facilities created a widely perceived crisis in human rights. This text explores the broad and complicated ramifications of crisis by looking comparatively at societies in the present era and looking back at the historical and legal foundations of human rights. Human Rights in Crisis contains an element of hope derived from a conviction that the pursuit of human rights happens on many fronts and in many ways around the globe; that a retreat from human rights in the United States does not necessarily signal a global retreat. The essays here include perspectives from History, Anthropology, and Legal Studies, with a resulting interdisciplinary portrait of the complexities of pursuing human rights in wartime.

Biosecurity Interventions

MSF, “Introduction,” in François Jean, ed., Populations in Danger (London: John Libbey, 1992), 4. ... see Dan Bortolotti, Hope In Hell: Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders (Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2004); Renée Fox, ...

Biosecurity Interventions

In recent years, new disease threats such as SARS, avian flu, mad cow disease, and drug-resistant strains of malaria and tuberculosis have garnered media attention and galvanized political response. Proposals for new approaches to "securing health" against these threats have come not only from public health and medicine but also from such fields as emergency management, national security, and global humanitarianism. This volume provides a map of this complex and rapidly transforming terrain. The editors focus on how experts, public officials, and health practitioners work to define what it means to "secure health" through concrete practices such as global humanitarian logistics, pandemic preparedness measures, vaccination campaigns, and attempts to regulate potentially dangerous new biotechnologies. As the contributions show, despite impressive activity in these areas, the field of "biosecurity interventions" remains unstable. Many basic questions are only beginning to be addressed: Who decides what counts as a biosecurity problem? Who is responsible for taking action, and how is the efficacy of a given intervention to be evaluated? It is crucial to address such questions today, when responses to new problems of health and security are still taking shape. In this context, this volume offers a form of critical and reflexive knowledge that examines how technical efforts to increase biosecurity relate to the political and ethical challenges of living with risk.

Life in Crisis

Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders. Buffalo, ny: firefly Books. Bouchet-saulnier, françoise, and fabien Dubuet. 2007. “Legal or Humanitarian testimony? History of Msf's interactions with investigations and ...

Life in Crisis

Parts of the chapters were published previously.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty

Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2004. Greenberg, Kimberly Salome. “Humanitarianism in the Post-Colonial Era: The History of Médecins Sans Frontières.” Concord Review, v.13/2 (2002).

The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty

The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, Second Edition addresses the persistence of poverty across the globe while updating and expanding the landmark first edition, originally published in 2006 prior to the economic calamities of 2008. For instance, while continued high rates of income inequality might be unsurprising in developing countries such as Mexico, the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reported in May 2013 even countries with historically low levels of income inequality have experienced significant increases over the past decade, including Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. The UN and the World Bank also emphasize the persistent nature of the problem. It is not all bad news. In March 2013, the Guardian newspaper reported, "Some of the poorest people in the world are becoming significantly less poor, according to a groundbreaking academic study which has taken a new approach to measuring deprivation. The report, by Oxford University’s poverty and human development initiative, predicts that countries among the most impoverished in the world could see acute poverty eradicated within 20 years if they continue at present rates." On the other hand, the UN says environmental threats from climate change could push billions more into extreme poverty in coming decades. All of these points lead to the need for a revised, updated, and expanded edition of the Encyclopedia of World Poverty, Second Edition.

Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health

Hope in hell: Inside the world of doctors without borders. Buffalo: Firefly Books. Fox, R. C. (1995). Medical humanitarism and human rights: Reflections on doctors without borders and doctors of the world. Social Science and Medicine, ...

Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health

This encyclopedia adopts a biopsychosocial-historical approach to immigrant health, with a focus on immigrant populations in, and immigration to, magnet countries. Extensive references to worldwide trends and global issues are made throughout its entries.

Africa and the Americas Culture Politics and History 3 volumes

Esther F. Ojo See also: International Development; Peace Corps References Bortolotti, Dan, Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors without Borders. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2004. Leyton, Elliot. Touched by Fire: Doctors without ...

Africa and the Americas  Culture  Politics  and History  3 volumes

This encyclopedia explores the many long-standing influences of Africa and people of African descent on the culture of the Americas, while tracing the many ways in which the Americas remain closely interconnected with Africa. • Over 100 expert contributors—a diverse group of international scholars from all sides of the Atlantic representing many different disciplines • A rich collection of photographs of major political, cultural, and intellectual leaders from both sides of the Atlantic