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Blue Marble Health
Author: Peter J. Hotez

ISBN: 9781421420462
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 17 August 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.4
Description:
In 2011, Dr. Peter J. Hotez relocated to Houston to launch Baylor's National School of Tropical Medicine. He was shocked to discover that a number of neglected diseases often associated with developing countries were widespread in impoverished Texas communities. Despite the United States' economic prowess and first-world status, an estimated 12 million Americans living at the poverty level currently suffer from at least one neglected tropical disease, or NTD. Hotez concluded that the world's neglected diseases which include tuberculosis, hookworm infection, lymphatic filariasis, Chagas disease, and leishmaniasis are born first and foremost of extreme poverty.

In this book, Hotez describes a new global paradigm known as "blue marble health," through which he asserts that poor people living in wealthy countries account for most of the world's poverty-related illness. He explores the current state of neglected diseases in such disparate countries as Mexico, South Korea, Argentina, Australia, the United States, Japan, and Nigeria. By crafting public policy and relying on global partnerships to control or eliminate some of the ...

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