Life in Crisis

Life in Crisis

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Life in Crisis tells the story of MAcdecins Sans FrontiAures (Doctors Without Borders or MSF) and its effort to qsave livesq on a global scale. Begun in 1971 as a French alternative to the Red Cross, the MSF has grown into an international institution with a reputation for outspoken protest as well as technical efficiency. It has also expanded beyond emergency response, providing for a wider range of endeavors, including AIDS care. Yet its seemingly simple ethical goal proves deeply complex in practice. MSF continually faces the problem of defining its own limits. Its minimalist form of care recalls the promise of state welfare, but without political resolution or a sense of well-being beyond health and survival. Lacking utopian certainty, the group struggles when the moral clarity of crisis fades. Nevertheless, it continues to take action and innovate. Its organizational history illustrates both the logic and the tensions of casting humanitarian medicine into a leading role in international affairs.SimAcant 2005. MSF-Luxembourg was largely a satellite of MSF-Belgium, while MSF-Greece would be temporarily disowned by ... See a€œThe Odyssey ofMSF- Greece, a€ a 1997 memorandum of MSF-Greece, and a€œMSF victime du conflit du Kossovo, a€ a 2000 ... The 2004 edition of the Red Cross Logistics Field Manual does not mention the MMM, though it does note the ... See Guly 2005 and Zink 2006 for respective histories of emergency medicine in Britain and the United States; Nurokanbsp;...

Title:Life in Crisis
Author:Peter Redfield
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2013-02-25


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