Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge; How Safe Are We
Rx for Survival: “Back to Basics and How Safe Are We?” NOLA CODE: RXSU-103 Reel 2 of 2
More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undigitized item: Request Digitization
Untranscribed item: Request Transcription
- Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge
- How Safe Are We
- Program Number
- Series Description
From vaccines to antibiotics, clean water to nutrition, bio-terror threats to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the six-part series Rx for Survival tells the compelling stories of global health champions and the communities they strive to protect. Employing both historical dramatic sequences and poignant current documentary stories, the series will showcase key milestones in public health history, such as the eradication of smallpox, alongside modern and future challenges, including SARS, a potential global flu pandemic and recovery from the Asian tsunami catastrophe. Experts including Jeffrey Sachs, the Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University; author Laurie Garrett; Harvey Fineberg, President of the National Academies of Sciences Institute of Medicine; Nils Daulaire, President of the Global Health Council; and Donald Hopkins, the Associate Executive Director of the Carter Center, will guide viewers through the ins and outs of this complex but fascinating story. Series release date: 11/2005
- Program Description
In the past 100 years, public health and scientific advances more than doubled life expectancy in developed countries and increased longevity in developing nations as well. By the 1970s, health officials optimistically declared that "an end to infectious disease" was in sight. In reality, however, the steady advances of the past century have been under serious assault. In the last few decades alone, thirty new infectious diseases have emerged and one of them — AIDS — is becoming perhaps the most devastating epidemic in history. New diseases travel the globe with unprecedented rapidity, and older killers that once seemed controllable are roaring back with a vengeance. This episode examines critical, emerging threats — such as avian flu — and the pressing need to strengthen public health systems and leadership worldwide.
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Chicago: “Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge; How Safe Are We,” 11/01/2005, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 23, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_25A3B4CE6AB741D8B7DAC094035C2D86.
- MLA: “Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge; How Safe Are We.” 11/01/2005. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 23, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_25A3B4CE6AB741D8B7DAC094035C2D86>.
- APA: Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge; How Safe Are We. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_25A3B4CE6AB741D8B7DAC094035C2D86