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Under the Big Tree: Extraordinary Stories from the Movement to End Neglected Tropical Diseases
  

Under the Big Tree: Extraordinary Stories from the Movement to End Neglected Tropical Diseases (Audio CD / Audio)

Read by Marlo, Coleen
Contributions by Gates, Bill
Contributions by Crigler, Mojie
By Agler, Ellen

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Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affect over one billion of the world's poorest people. More than 170,000 people die from NTDs each year, and many more suffer from blindness, disability, disfigurement, cognitive impairment, and stunted growth. Yet NTDs are treatable and prevent...able, and the annual cost of treatment is incredibly low. In Under the Big Tree, public health leader Ellen Agler and award-winning writer Mojie Crigler tell the moving stories of those struggling with these diseases and the life-saving work that can be--and has been--done to combat these NTDs. They introduce listeners to people from all walks of life--from car washers in Lake Victoria and surgeons on motorbikes to under-resourced local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and Big Pharma scientists--as they chronicle what has been called the largest public health program in the world. On the one hand, the solutions are simple: deliver medication to people who need it and leverage local systems to offer prevention, treatment, and education. On the other hand, solutions are complex: navigating local and national politics, delivering treatment to some of the most remote, vulnerable communities, and coordinating global and local donors, international NGOs, thousands of health workers, and millions of citizens.
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ISBN 9798200306619
Publisher Tantor Audio
Format Audio CD/Audio
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ISBN-13 9798200306619
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Publisher Tantor Audio
Imprint Tantor Audio
Publication Country
Format Audio CD/Audio
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) Read by Marlo, Coleen
Contributions by Gates, Bill
Contributions by Crigler, Mojie
By Agler, Ellen
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Non-Governmental Organizations (Ngos)
Public Health & Preventive Medicine
Health Systems & Services
Tropical Medicine
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 191mm
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Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age General Audience
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NBS Text Medicine: General
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