Combining engaging text with dramatic color photographs from around the world, Hope in Hell examines the lives of individual MSF volunteer medical professionals.
- Performing emergency surgery in the war torn regions of Africa and Asia
- Understanding cultural customs and societal differences that affect health care
- Witnessing and reporting genocidal atrocities.
The book also covers the raucous founding of Doctors Without Borders in 1971 as the first non-governmental organization to both provide emergency medical assistance and publicly bear witness to the plight of the populations they served. In 1999, the organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Hope in Hell is a fascinating and often harrowing account of the men and women who struggle to improve the lives of people in desperate need.