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Voices: Heroes, Martyrs, Witnesses and Experts

Alison Brysk

in Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199982660
eISBN:
9780199362523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982660.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyzes the role of charismatic and expert voice in articulating the message of human rights campaigns. Both collective and individual voice are considered. The chapter profiles the ... More


Defiance: Creating Islands of Treatment

Gerald M. Oppenheimer and Ronald Bayer

in Shattered Dreams?: An Oral History of the South African AIDS Epidemic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307306
eISBN:
9780199863976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307306.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Despite the government's intransigence regarding antiretroviral treatment, islands of access to such care began to materialize in the late 1990s. Clinical investigators capitalized on the interests ... More


How Did Médecins Sans Frontières Negotiate Clinical Trials of Unproven Treatments During the 2014–2015 Ebola Epidemic?

Annette Rid and Annick Antierens

in The Politics of Fear: Médecins sans Frontières and the West African Ebola Epidemic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190624477
eISBN:
9780190624507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624477.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In 2014, the world began to witness an unprecedented Ebola epidemic in West Africa that is now smoldering. Ebola had a fatality rate of 40% to 60% in this epidemic due to a lack of adequate health ... More


Doctors Against Borders: Médecins Sans Frontières and Global Health Security

João Nunes

in The Politics of Fear: Médecins sans Frontières and the West African Ebola Epidemic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190624477
eISBN:
9780190624507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624477.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The contemporary security environment presents a challenge for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins sans Frontières (MSF). It exacerbates a tension that has shaped this organization since its inception, ... More


The Politics of Fear: Médecins sans Frontières and the West African Ebola Epidemic

Michiel Hofman and Sokhieng Au (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190624477
eISBN:
9780190624507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624477.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Although Ebola and similar hemorrhagic fevers have occurred in the past, both the numbers and geographic spread of the 2014-15 West African Ebola epidemic were unprecedented. Ebola and the associated ... More


Treating, Containing, Mobilizing: The Role of Médecins Sans Frontières in the West African Ebola Epidemic Response

Heather Pagano and Marc Poncin

in Global Management of Infectious Disease After Ebola

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190604882
eISBN:
9780190604912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190604882.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

In chapter 2, Heather Pagano and Marc Poncin detail, from the perspective of Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières), the unique features of the outbreak that made past approaches to ... More


Whose Security?: Militarization and Securitization During West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak

Adia Benton

in The Politics of Fear: Médecins sans Frontières and the West African Ebola Epidemic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190624477
eISBN:
9780190624507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624477.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In early September 2014, Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) urged governments to send military personnel and assets to respond to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. MSF emphasized ... More


A Few Days in July

Lindis Hurum

in The Politics of Fear: Médecins sans Frontières and the West African Ebola Epidemic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190624477
eISBN:
9780190624507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624477.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

When several small disasters occurred in rapid succession during the larger unfolding disaster of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, the fight against Ebola seemed increasingly hopeless. This vignette ... More


Failing Dr. Khan

Tim O’Dempsey

in The Politics of Fear: Médecins sans Frontières and the West African Ebola Epidemic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190624477
eISBN:
9780190624507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624477.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

On July 29, 2014, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan, Sierra Leone’s leading expert on viral hemorrhagic fevers, died of Ebola virus disease in the Ebola treatment center in Kailahun run by Doctors Without ... More


Finding an Answer to Ebola’s Greatest Challenge

Armand Sprecher

in The Politics of Fear: Médecins sans Frontières and the West African Ebola Epidemic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190624477
eISBN:
9780190624507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624477.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins sans Frontières (MSF)’s prior engagements with the Ebola epidemic elsewhere in West Africa prevented it from mounting a robust response to the outbreak in Monrovia, ... More


Challenges of Instituting Effective Medevac Policies

Duncan McLean

in The Politics of Fear: Médecins sans Frontières and the West African Ebola Epidemic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190624477
eISBN:
9780190624507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624477.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the medical evacuation policies of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) and how they were adapted to the West African Ebola epidemic. Medical evacuations for ... More


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