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Paperback RX for Survival: Why We Must Rise to the Global Health Challenge Book

ISBN: 0143037986

ISBN13: 9780143037989

RX for Survival: Why We Must Rise to the Global Health Challenge

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A New York Times reporter's eye-opening call to arms in the fight against epidemic diseases We face a great choice. Philip Hilts, a prizewinning journalist for the New York Times and the Washington Post , argues in this report on global epidemic diseases that the world's leading nations now have the means to win the fight against ?the coming plague but they must act quickly or face grave consequences. Based on firsthand visits to disease hot spots...

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Hilts shows why the reader should care about clobal health and how it effects our lives world wide with overall increase in goods, drugs and general welfare of the people around the world.

Good overview, light on details.

In a remarkably "optimistic" account of four medical crises - diarrohea (Bangladesh), polio (India), night blindness (Nepal) and AIDS (Botswana), Hilts looks at some of the unique features that enabled low-cost efforts to attain incredible results. The aim of the book is essentially to highlight that major medical problems do not necessarily need the huge amount of resources most seem to think are required. In each of the four 'stories', Hilts provides some unique characteristics of the volunteer projects - their conception, initial implementation, lessons learnt in a very easy-to-read engaging narration. An excellent book with no jarring political biases (surprising, since one would expect a PBS book to have some liberal leanings). A comprehensive list of volunteer organizations is also available as an appendix. A good read.
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