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Author Hilts, Philip J.

Title Rx for survival : why we must rise to the global health challenge / Philip J. Hilts
Published New York : Penguin Press, 2005


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Description 259 pages ; 25 cm
Contents Introduction : a time to choose -- 1. A pinch, a fist, a cup of water : Bangladesh rises -- 2. Forty-nine thousand grandmothers : saving Nepal's children -- 3. One house at a time : India pursues polio -- 4. Changing minds : Botswana beats back AIDS -- 5. The forgotten link between health and wealth -- 6. Investing in health -- 7. If not now, when?
Summary "Award-winning New York Times reporter Philip J. Hilts has traveled the world to visit the sites of both the greatest disease peril and places in which the remarkably simple but powerful new approaches are leading to astonishing success. Reporting on in-depth research and interviews with the leading players, Hilts tells the inspiring stories of the pioneers who are fighting the good fight - the researchers and "boots on the ground" who have innovated the new approaches, as well as the leading thinkers within the global organizations who are the major forces pushing for a coordinated world campaign. Bringing this critical moment in world history to vivid life, Rx for Survival is essential reading for all those concerned about this vital global challenge."--BOOK JACKET
Notes "Companion to the PBS series"-- Cover
Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-245)
Subject World health.
Public health.
AIDS (Disease) -- Prevention.
Medicine, Preventive.
Vision disorders -- Prevention.
Blindness -- Prevention.
Poliomyelitis -- Prevention.
Communicable diseases -- Prevention.
Immunization -- Programs
Vitamin A -- Deficiency -- Prevention & control
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Author WGBH Video (Firm)
LC no. 2005049342
ISBN 159420070X hardback
9781594200700 hardback
Other Titles Why we must rise to the global health challenge
OTHER TI Nova (Television program)