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by Philip Hilts

  • ISBN: 159420070X
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  • Author: Philip Hilts
  • Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The (October 20, 2005)
  • Pages: 272 pages
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Philip J. Hilts has been a prizewinning health and science reporter for both The New York Times and The Washington Post

Philip J. Hilts has been a prizewinning health and science reporter for both The New York Times and The Washington Post. In more than twenty years' time he placed more than three hundred stories on the front pages of those papers. His book Protecting America's Health: The FDA, Business, and One Hundred Years of Regulation won the 2004 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology. What is global public health? Why is international aid sometimes viewed as a waste of money? What are the different disciplines that are contributing to our understanding of globalization and its varied effect on international and local populations?

RX for Survival book.

RX for Survival book. A New York Times reporter's eye-opening call to arms in the fight against. Philip Hilts, a prizewinning journalist for the New York Times and the Washington Post, argues in this report on global epidemic diseases that the world's leading nations now have the means to win the fight against [the coming plague[[but they must act quickl A New York Times reporter's eye-opening call to arms in the fight against epidemic. diseases We face a great choice.

He is the author of six books and has been a prize-winning health and science reporter for both The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Author of Protecting America's Health: The FDA, Business and 100 Years of Regulation. He is the author of six books and has been a prize-winning health and science reporter for both The New York Times and The Washington Post. During some 20 years at the Times and the Post he wrote more than 300 front page stories for the papers.

Philip Hilts, a prizewinning journalist for th. .Hilts shows why the reader should care about clobal health and how it effects our lives world wide with overall increase in goods, drugs and general welfare of the people around the world. Good overview, light on details. com User, October 31, 2005.

Hilts warns that the emergence of new diseases and the resurgence of old ones . If you jump to the next chart, it shows one of the reasons why we got to this place. This chart is "Federal Public Health Spending in the .

Hilts warns that the emergence of new diseases and the resurgence of old ones has put the world on the brink of a global health crisis. Yet we have more than enough technology and funds to bring about a golden age of public health. He is going to be discussing his latest book, Rx for Survival: Why We Must Rise to the Global Health Challenge. This was a companion to a PBS series, which I don't know if many of you saw, but it was really terrific.

Hilts, a science and health journalist, issues a clarion call to devote many more resources, human and . The core of the book is built around four cases of dramatic improvement.

Hilts, a science and health journalist, issues a clarion call to devote many more resources, human and financial, to improving health conditions in poor countries, especially for children, and also to upgrade public health structures in rich countries to deal more effectively with future epidemic disease. MORE BY Richard N. Cooper. January/February 2006. Rx for Survival: Why We Must Rise to the Global Health Challenge.

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Philip J. Hilts has been a prizewinning health and science reporter for both The New York Times and The .

A tour of the international hot spots where disease is being studied and combated on a widespread scale profiles areas where dangerous outbreaks are occurring as well as sites where powerful new treatments are being developed, in a volume that cites the importance of sharing global resources to counter future health threats. 35,000 first printing.
Reviews about Rx for Survival: Why We Must Rise to the Global Health Challenge (5):
Amerikan_Volga
Since summer 2011, I have been wishing to have the time to read this book because I am personally thinking of being involved with global measures aimed at health. It is certainly motivational and encouraging to read of what doesn't work and why not. In addition, it is great to have read of what is working!
Aurizar
In a remarkably "optimistic" account of four medical crises - diarrohea (Bangladesh), polio (India), night blindness (Nepal) and AIDS (Botswana), Hilts looks at some of the unique features that enabled low-cost efforts to attain incredible results. The aim of the book is essentially to highlight that major medical problems do not necessarily need the huge amount of resources most seem to think are required. In each of the four 'stories', Hilts provides some unique characteristics of the volunteer projects - their conception, initial implementation, lessons learnt in a very easy-to-read engaging narration. An excellent book with no jarring political biases (surprising, since one would expect a PBS book to have some liberal leanings). A comprehensive list of volunteer organizations is also available as an appendix. A good read.
Oso
My background is in that of Biological Anthropology, Molecular Biology, and Global Public Health. In my Global Health and Cultural Diversity class, sociocultural anthro, and poli sci classes, it was sometimes a struggle to get through the academic jargon of published articles and successfully come away with a broad idea of what global public health means and how successful projects can translate into measurable results. What is global public health? Why is international aid sometimes viewed as a waste of money? What are the different disciplines that are contributing to our understanding of globalization and its varied effect on international and local populations? And how do differences in wealth translate to health and national prosperity? If you're looking for a book that goes into great detail, this might not be a good choice. However, if you want a nice easy read that is thought provoking and ties together some of the loose ends of public health, international relations, and foreign aid, this is your book. Great for high school and up, although college students and up might have a better appreciation for state failure, etc.
Iphonedivorced
Rx for Survival presents a media-friendly perspective of what makes a difference in international development and health. While some of the historical perspective is interesting and useful, the general presentation is facile, missing the importance of government actions, of human rights principles, and of community-based organizations in the identification and response to the diseases presented.

Hilts writes: "In science the couplings of love are sometimes expressed in mathematical models. They are like fluid flows, or combusition spreading." This kind of rhetoric is everywhere and doesn't do much to spread an understanding of the diseases, or the successful response to them, that the author intends.
Uanabimo
Hilts shows why the reader should care about clobal health and how it effects our lives world wide with overall increase in goods, drugs and general welfare of the people around the world.

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