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Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge; Disease Warriors

11/01/2005

Rx for Survival: “Disease Warriors and Rise of the Superbugs” NOLA CODE: RXSU-101 Reel 1 of 2


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Series
Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge
Program
Disease Warriors
Program Number

101

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

Before there was an understanding of disease, few weapons were available to fight it. "Disease Warriors" chronicles the groundbreaking work of early researchers, such as the famed scientist Louis Pasteur, who unmasked germs as the source of illness and developed the first vaccines — one of public health's greatest triumphs. Today, vaccines have made huge strides against epidemics, conquering smallpox and bringing the global eradication of polio within reach. But the world still faces major challenges in getting basic vaccines to those who still need them, and in creating new ones to combat modern nemeses, like AIDS.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Medicine
Health
Citation
Chicago: “Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge; Disease Warriors,” 11/01/2005, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C7423A3389654979887806F98B06A1C7.
MLA: “Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge; Disease Warriors.” 11/01/2005. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C7423A3389654979887806F98B06A1C7>.
APA: Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge; Disease Warriors. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C7423A3389654979887806F98B06A1C7
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