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Duce readers 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 worldOn 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 A thoughtful and inspiring account of a vital public health missionWhen was the last time you thought about neglected tropical

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Neglected tropical diseases NTDs affect over one billion of the world's poorest people More than 170000 people die from NTDs each year and many suffer from blindness disability disfigurement cognitive impairment and stunted growth Yet NTDs are treatable and preventable and the annual cost of treatment is incredibly lowIn 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 NTDs They intro This book focuses on five major tropical diseases including parasites which unlike HIV and malaria haven t had such a high prof

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Vulnerable communities and coordinating global and local donors international NGOs thousands of health workers and millions of citizensDrawing on interviews with major players in the NTD world who share their cutting edge research and frontline experiences Under the Big Tree is a moving introduction to the science the tactics and the partnerships working to address these terrible diseases that affect the most vulnerable people in the world With a foreword by Bill Gates this book fascinates inspires and gives readers concrete steps for further engagemen Really interesting book which gives the perspective of donors in funding Neglected tropical disease It takes a case study appro


6 thoughts on “Under the Big Tree

  1. says:

    This book focuses on five major tropical diseases including parasites which unlike HIV and malaria haven't had such a high profile Having said that the Sunday Times has done a good job over the years of informing me about Ghanian river blindness Guinea worm and This book doesn't address Guinea worm which is a major let down The subject is referred to twice briefly; this like most of the diseases is one of a parasite water borne

  2. says:

    A thoughtful and inspiring account of a vital public health missionWhen was the last time you thought about neglected tropical diseases If you are like me it was never Not until I read this book that isI was deeply moved by this fascinating and life affirming book by an author who is passionately dedicated to the treatm

  3. says:

    Really interesting book which gives the perspective of donors in funding Neglected tropical disease It takes a case study approach to show the incredible progress which has been made The book teaches you than yo

  4. says:

    Good introduction to neglected tropical diseases with a nice balance of stories science and lessons learned

  5. says:

    This book gives a personal approach and perspective to the fight against NTDs A stark contrast to other readings I've done

  6. says:

    Great book Easy to read A great source of knowledge for the non experts and full of empathy and compassion and humbleness Loved it

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