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The politics of fear : Médecins sans Frontières and the West African ebola epidemic / edited by Michiel Hofman and Sokhieng Au.

  • Hofman, Michiel
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New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]

Physical description

xxix, 267 pages : black and white illustrations ; 25 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Introduction / Michiel Hofman and Sokhieng Au -- Doctors against borders / João Nunes -- Whose security? / Adia Benton -- vignette 1. A few days in July / Lindis Hurum -- The "humanitarian" response to the ebola epidemic in Guinea / Jean-Francois Caremel, Sylvain Landry B. Faye, and Ramatou Ouedraogo -- The initial international aid response in Sierra Leone / Thomas Kratz -- Dying of the mundane in the time of ebola / Mit Philips -- vignette 2. Treating, suffering, and surviving ebola -- How did Médecins san frontiers negotiate clinical trials of unproven treatments during the 2014-2015 ebola epidemic? / Annette Rid and Annick Antierens -- Failing Dr. Khan / Tim O'Dempsey -- Finding an answer to ebola's greatest challenge / Armand Sprecher -- vignette 3. Children in the ebola treatment centers / Allie Tua Lappia and Patricia Carrick -- Fear and containment / Alice Desclaux, Moustapha Diop, and Stéphane Doyon -- Challenges of instituting effective medevac policies / Duncan McLean -- vignette 4. Returing to the "ebola world" / e Maud Santantonio.


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